Known as the Queen City of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri is a modern, green city with a rich history and a strong business center. It's home to 92 parks and a bustling downtown district, which has helped Forbes rank it as the eighth best city when it comes to the cost of doing business. Springfield is also the birthplace of Route 66 and an unusual cashew chicken dish that's wildly popular with the locals.
Driving is the primary mode of transportation in Springfield, although the flat land makes biking a viable option. Public transit is operated by City Utilities, which provides bus service throughout the city. Missouri State University also provides transportation to their students via the Bear Line Shuttle. These shuttles stop on campus as well as in downtown Springfield.