Public transportation

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This article is about local travel. For information on long-distance trains and buses, see Rail travel and Bus travel. For transportation systems which are an attraction in their own right, See urban rail adventures.
Public transportation is organized passenger transportation. It is usually provided by buses and rail systems, including rapid transit as well as light rail, funiculars, monorail, and other modes of transport.
Depending on the country, commuter rail can be virtually identical to longer-distance trains while mostly fulfilling an urban rail role. Ticketing can be integrated with railways (e.g. in Germany) or separate (e.g. in the US).
While comfort and reliability vary a lot, it is usually the most practical way to get around in large cities.


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Articles on public transit systems

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