The 7 train in New York City. oneinchpunch/Shutterstock Riders pack in for the first ride of the new Green Line Extension, which left from the Medford/Tufts station at 4:30 am. David L.
Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Boston's public transportation model is five-pronged, including a commuter rail, subway, bus system, ferries, and a shared ride service for those with disabilities, according to Oliver Wyman's analysis. The city is also one of several that is considering the institution of free public buses, according to NBC News. While riders of the city's Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) have complained about chronic delays, the city is receiving $66 million in federal funding to update one of its subway stations, according to The Boston Herald. People walk through Times Square Subway Station on December 2, 2022 in New York City. Leonardo Munoz/VIEWpress via Getty Images Many New Yorkers would be surprised to see The Big Apple clinch the number one spot among North American cities (and the 13th globally), considering the delays and disruptions that have long-plagued the system and been exacerbated during the pandemic.In their analysis, The Oliver Wyman Forum gave the city credit for having "several major multimodal hubs" along with service that runs through the night. The analysis did note the need for upgrades and modernization in the New York City metro system, and federal funding has come through for some upgrades to various stations.
However, the city is anticipating it will see a $3 billion budget deficit by 2025, causing officials to pitch an increased fare for riders, according to The New York Times. Subway public transit Cities