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Most Iconic American Public-Transit Rides


Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Some public-transit rides offer a lot more than plain conveyance. Ferries and funiculars around the U.S are the best option for enjoying the great scenery, technological innovation and historical significance which is waiting for you. The following are some of the most enjoyable and interesting public transits in the U.S.:

Personal Rapid Transit, Morgantown, West Virginia: - The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is a unique and easy to use transportation solution for WVU students, faculty, staff, and the Morgantown community. It is sort of like a horizontal elevator. You get in to small single unit automated cab and push a button of desire destination. There are five stations: Walnut Street Downtown; Beechurst Avenue for the Downtown campus; Engineering Sciences; the Evansdale Residential Complex; and Health Sciences. Powered by electric motors, the computer-driven cars arrive at your station within five minutes after you swipe your Mountaineer Card or employee ID.

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Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: - Mt. Washington sits across the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh. The height of the hill is 367 feet higher than the city. The city used to operate dozens of inclines or funiculars, in the area. But now only two are left: The Duquesne Incline, built in 1877, and the Monongahela Incline, built in 1870. Both are now integrated into Pittsburgh’s extensive public-transit system. They carry people in flat-floor cars up tracks at angles of 30 to 35 degrees. The reward at the top is a great view of the central business district’s skyline, many classic bridges, and the Golden Triangle park, where the Allegheny and Monongahela join to form the Ohio River.

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South Shore Line, Chicago, Illinois: - The South Shore Line is an electrically powered interurban commuter rail line operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). And it connect between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Indiana. For visitors the most interesting destination is the Dune Park station for access to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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22 Big Sur–Monterey, Monterey, California: - The nation’s most scenic public bus trip is the Monterey-Salinas Transit route from Monterey to Nepenthe in Big Sur. It runs from the Monterey Presidio and city center through terminally quaint Carmel, then along legendary Highway 1 to Big Sur and Nepenthe. During this trip you cross from Bixby Bridge (an arch made of concrete).

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Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, New York: - This ride offers amazing views of the lower Manhattan skyline, some renowned bridges, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island Ferry operates 27*7 hour, every 15 minutes during commuter rush hours and every 30 minutes during weekends. It connects Whitehall Street on the lower tip of Manhattan Island to St. George on Staten Island, New York’s isolated and relatively rural towns. The trip takes about 25 minutes each way for the five-mile journey.

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So when you travelling these cities you must enjoy these scenic and historically interesting public transit rides. Holiday season is just around the corner. Plan you trip in advance and save up to 70%. For discounted travel deals check out online: http://www.travelation.com/ also you can call us toll free number @877-247-7183 and get extra benefits of ticket booking.

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