Trivia: What U.S city had the first public transportation system?
New York City
Correct Answer: Boston
So why is this answer correct? : Boston, Massachusetts, set the precedent for public transport in America. In 1630, the city opened the country’s first publicly operated ferryboat, the first-recorded instance of public transportation in the colonies. Over two centuries later 1897, the city opened the country’s first subway system. New York City’s first subway didn’t open until 1904.