[par-uh-tran-sit, -zit]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for paratransit

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper