The New York City region (which includes the five counties, or boroughs, of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island) is quite an expanse, and with all of the communities comes the need for efficient public transportation. However, the region’s size does not mean that it gets better transit service than smaller metro areas. In fact, the NYC region faces many of the same challenges as other regions – including ridership fluctuations, fare and service changes, system maintenance, and above all…funding.
In this section, I will highlight both historical and practical information regarding the NYC bus and subway systems, as well as provide accounts of my three visits to the region. Like my other transport pages; you’ll find background information on the bus and subway systems, current fare information, how to look up routes, and more. Unlike my other sections, however, I will be posting comprehensive guides for key subway stations within Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. These guides will include (but are not limited to) Queensboro Plaza, Coney Island – Stillwell Ave, South Ferry, Times Square – 42nd St, and Grand Central Terminal.