The Origins of Public Transportation In America- The Horse-Drawn Commute

Ever been stuck in a traffic jam and pictured riding an horse across the open fields instead? The American public transportation system actually started somewhere in the middle of those two means of travel.

Background

We tend to think of railroads a being the first real form of public transportation in the country, but prior to that, there were various horse-drawn means of moving groups of people efficiently. There were the covered wagons, of course, which preceded the railroads as the main means of getting groups of people across long distances.

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