Think Outside the Box When It Comes to Mobility and Your Labor Day Weekend

Voices for Public Transit is taking a virtual Tourism Transit Trek this Labor Day to highlight great ways to use public transportation as you travel the nation.

Many travelers limit themselves to one type of mobility option when they travel! However, many cities provide multiple modes of transportation that can enhance anyone’s Labor Day as they travel to their ultimate destination.

Get on a Boat

Many regions offer ferry services that enable you to travel from one community to another. You can also ride a ferry just to see sights from the water. Great examples include:

  • The Staten Island Ferry—This 25-minute (one-way) ride offers great views of the Statue of Liberty and downtown skyscrapers.
  • Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry—Several ferries can be found in the Seattle area. Right from the heart of the city, you can catch a 30-minute ferry to Bainbridge for a great day trip. Amazing views abound.
  • Water Taxis—Many cities along waterways offer water taxis. Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Miami all offer water taxi services for local transportation and sightseeing.

If you’ll be visiting a city near the water—rivers, bays, and lakes—explore online to find water transit services that will be a welcome addition to your trek.

There’s an App for That!

There are many apps that can help you quickly find a way to reach your destination. Check out the few below for inspiration.

  • Google Maps
  • TripGo
  • Citymapper
  • Moovit
  • Many regions offer online trip planners or even apps to help you combine public transportation options and get around. Just search the name of your destination city followed by the words “transit trip planner.”

Get Social

Many public transit systems and services—and their riders—use social media. When you get ready to travel, connect with local public transportation on Facebook and Twitter.

And if you’re getting social with public transit, consider tagging or posting about your experience on the Voices for Public Transit Facebook and Twitter pages and let us know if you’re taking a #TransitTrek. Share your photos and tell us how you’re making public transportation part of your summer travels.

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