There are many Springfields in the country but only one that can call itself the first Springfield in the United States, and that is Springfield, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636, this “City of Firsts” was the home of the first American horseless car, the first manufacturing plant to make use of the assembly line, and the first game of basketball, which was played in 1891.
If you’re hoping to get around on public transportation, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has got you covered. PVTA busses run all around the city and into the rest of Western Massachusetts, offering affordable transportation to and from home, work, school, and fun. The city is also pedestrian and cyclist friendly, especially around the downtown area. Aside from public transportation, locals use their own cars to get around the city, and railroads to get into other major cities in New England, including Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.