Public transportation in the United States is unique amongst the countries formerly presented. Due to the massive, sprawling landscape of the country, many forms of transportation are not relevant in the United States. Some alternate forms of transport in the U.S. include airplanes and most importantly, cars. Sprawling highways spread across the country, connecting it from coast to coast. Airplanes are always flying from far apart cities, bridging the gap between populated areas. Trains are not used nearly as much as smaller countries such as in France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Buses are not seen nearly as much either as cars are a simpler alternative to these forms of public transportation. In some large American cities, such as New York City, taxis are an alternative to buses as well, making them very uncommon in many cities, and are usually only used as a cheap alternative for people living close to areas where buses stop. In comparison to France, Japan, and the U.K., the United States is vastly less dependent on public transport and relies more on cars and other long range forms of transportation, such as airplanes.