Mass Transportation Systems in New York City

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Mass Transportation Systems in New York City

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  • Jack B
    London, UK30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite dirty but fine - a tad confusing but got there in the end. Announcers need to be clearer. Good internet connection underneath.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • NicolasD
    Rockville, MD53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are visitors who stayed in Jersey City and spent the weekend in NYC. I wanted to offer our specific feedback regarding PATH's SmartLink cards, as out-of-towners who visit NYC once in a great while.
    - SmartLink cards are much more expensive than the MetroCard cards used for NYC transit.
    - MetroCard works on PATH trains.
    - SmartLink does NOT work on NYC transit (MTA buses, NYC subway).
    - PATH has a very limited number of stops in NYC.
    As a visitor, you will likely use PATH twice a day, likely to land either at the WTC or at 33rd & Broadway, then, likely, you will walk hours because Manhattan is an awesomely walkable place, and, likely, you will wish you could take a bus back to that PATH station that is hours away.
    SmartLink is good for commuters, visitors should use MetroCard.
    Written December 19, 2022
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The M50 is a crosstown bus that runs on 49th street westbound and 50th street eastbound. It traverses Rockefeller Center and just north of Times Square. The bus was on time and clean. To my surprise, the USB ports actually worked.

    I prefer riding the bus over the subway.
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,766 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This modern extension of the system had received a lot of publicity and it sure took a long time to build. So I was happy to ride it. Very crowded and much-used, so I guess it is much-needed. The stations are big and clean, but not well-decorated. Much deeper than other stations, so the escalators were very welcome.
    Written November 26, 2021
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Laguardia Airport was a disaster for years with all of the construction. The airport has become very user-friendly. I was through security in about 30 minutes and off to a pre-flight breakfast.

    The fountain show is incredible! While the water is shooting upwards, New York, New York is played with a light show. There are a few places open for breakfast and many more for lunch and dinner.

    Pro Tip - take a car service, Uber, or bus to the airport.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • DREW R
    Glasgow, UK337 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bus terminal itself is quite well laid out and organised in terms of boarding and alighting but the reason i'v e given it a 3 is the staff. Do not expect any of the ticket office staff to be helpful in anyway shape or form. I was heading to Asbury Park for the day and thought it would be easier to try and buy a ticket from the ticket office. I asked for a return to Asbury Park to be told 'we don't go there' next question i asked was 'well what about to Freehold then where I have to change'. Response was ' try gray line or trailways we don't go there' Not to be undone, I googled the journey again, found the bus number, went to ticket machine and bough a return from NYC to Freehold on a NJ transit bus where, according to the bone idle ticket vendor they don't go to, got off at Freehold, bought a return ticket to Asbury Park on an NJ transit bus where t6hey don't go to.
    Moral of the story is, plan your journey before you go, you need the bus number to be able to buy a ticket from the machines. Don't waste time with the staff, you'll only get upset and end up missing your bus!
    Written April 20, 2023
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