Sure, public transit operates mainly for local commuting for work and school and shopping trips. But some of those everyday transit trips can be spectacular for visitors too.
Although you can find good transit rides in many places, I have a favorites list of public trips in the U.S. that should be on your list whenever you visit these place. I exclude the token short streetcar lines that have been developed in recent years, primarily for sightseeing.
Big Sur Bus
Arguably it's the nation's most scenic public bus trip, and even though it’s been shortened one stop by the huge Highway 1 landslide, it...