Transportation in Puerto Rico

Cities and towns in Puerto Rico are interconnected by a system of roads, freeways, expressways, and highways maintained by the Highways and Transportation Authority under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and patrolled by the Police of Puerto Rico. The island’s metropolitan area is served by a public bus transit system and a metro system called Tren Urbano (in English: Urban Train). Other forms of public transportation include sea-born ferries (that serve Puerto Rico’s archipelago) as well as Carros Publicos (private mini buses), similar to jitney services in the United States.
The island has two international airports, the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Carolina and the Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, and 27 local airports. The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is the largest aerial transportation hub in the Caribbean, and one of the largest in the World in terms of passenger and cargo movement.

Puerto Rico has 9 ship ports in different cities across the main island. The port in San Juan is the largest in Puerto Rico, and is the busiest port in the Caribbean and the the 10th busiest in the United States in terms of commercial activity and cargo movement, respectively. The second largest port is the Port of the Americas in Ponce currently under expansion to increase cargo capacity to 1.5 million 20 ft. containers (TEUs) per year.

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