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Though many people have their gripes with New York City’s public transportation system, a new study says it’s No. 1 in North America — at least when it comes to sustainability. New York City earned the top spot out of 23 United States and Canadian cities in the Sustainability Cities Mobility Index, a report out Monday by Arcadis, a global design, engineering and consulting firm based in the Netherlands. The index ranked 100 total cities around the world on their overall sustainability of public transportation systems, looking at three “pillars” of sustainability: social, environmental and economic (the report also referred to these as people, planet and profit).