Transit technology is ever-evolving, and this colorful map shows just how far we have come in only a couple of centuries, plotting out the areas that could be reached with one day’s travel from NYC.
Philadelphia became a one-day trip for New Yorkers by 1830, but Washington was still more than 24 hours away. In 1930 St. Louis was just barely reachable by train in a day, but Denver was in reach that same year by plane. In 1934 TWA was able to fly three-stop service from New York to Los Angeles in 18 hours.
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