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paratransit

[par-uh-tran-sit, -zit]
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noun
  1. public or group transportation, as by automobile, van, or minibus, organized to relieve the congestion of mass transportation.

Origin of paratransit

First recorded in 1970–75; para-1 + transit
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Word Origin and History for paratransit

n.

also para-transit, 1973, from para- (1) + transit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper