• Brussels country flag
    Brussels
    13h20
    21ºC
    Clouds
  • Atlanta country flag
    Atlanta
    07h20
    23ºC
    Clouds
  • New York country flag
    New York
    07h20
    21ºC
    Clear
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    Boston
    07h20
    19ºC
    Clear

Taxis and public transportation

Taxis

Taxis in the United States of America are usually bright yellow in color so they are easy to spot. Look out for taxis with “on call” displayed on their roof light, as on call taxis are obliged to stop for you. In some cities, like New York, tariffs are often listed on the door, so you know exactly how much it will cost you.

Another easy way to get around the cities is by using UBER and/or LYFT . Request a ride from your smartphone by downloading the app in the App Store or on Google Play or go to www.uber.com or www.lyft.com.

 

Public transportation

Atlanta

Atlanta is a very car-oriented city, with limited public transport options. Atlanta's public transportation system is called Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), and there are only two main metro lines. MARTA operates both bus and rail lines throughout the city and into nearby suburbs. The metro is safe and can be practical if your destination is close to a metro stop. However, in most cases a taxi or rideshare (Uber of Lyft) will be your best option.

New York

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is New York City’s public transportation system that operates 24 hours a day. The subway system has 24 lines, identified by either letters (A, B, C, etc.) or numbers (1, 2, 3, etc). You can purchase your ticket at almost any subway station. A single ride is $2.75 or 2.64 (+$1 or €0.96 for a MetroCard), choose to add value or add time (time allows unrestricted travel for the time frame chosen).

Boston

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is Boston’s public transportation system, known by locals as the “T” which runs throughout Boston and into nearby suburbs. You can also take buses, trolley cars & boat service to just about anywhere in the Greater Boston area. You can purchase a CharlieCard (Subway, Bus, Silver Line) or a CharlieTicket (best for visitors, Commuter Rail & Ferry riders, valid on Subway, Bus, Silver Line, Commuter Rail, Ferry) etc. Upon arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, the Silver Line is free.