a system of public transportation in a metropolitan area, usually a subway or elevated train system.
- rapid-transit, adjective
- Compare mass transit.
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How to use rapid transit in a sentence
Investments would also be made to pedestrianize streets and improve rail and bus rapid transit in the city center, to make these options more accessible to people who would otherwise drive.A city at the heart of the UK auto sector has a new plan to edge out cars | Camille Squires | October 6, 2021 | Quartz
So even our express lane network becomes almost a bus rapid transit system for bus systems and our carpooling.Virginia is rethinking its road and rail networks in planning for the long term | Ian Duncan | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
He launched a bus rapid transit system connecting downtown Silver Spring and Burtonsville.After setting ambitious climate goals, a liberal Md. suburb struggles to take action | Rebecca Tan | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Building a bus rapid transit system also would have required widening roads and running buses on bridges over streams and wetlands, Engels said.Purple Line opponents argue that construction violates federal water protections | Katherine Shaver | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
In Georgia, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlantic rapid transit Authority) built a huge solar canopy at its bus depot in Decatur.
Consider the October 2013 strike by unionized Bay Area rapid transit employees in California.Why Progressives Shouldn’t Support Public Workers Unions | Dmitri Mehlhorn | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This platform used to be part of the Interborough rapid transit, or IRT.
So many of the conductors were Irish immigrants that the IRT was colloquially called the “Irish rapid transit.”
The news of Sarah's rapid transit had hardly cost Nannie the lifting of an eyebrow.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives | Elizabeth Strong Worthington
There is chance for work in this direction, for in spite of rapid transit some must live in the center of things.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment | Ellen H. Richards
New York City does not seem to have fully outgrown this slow street travel, but elsewhere more rapid transit is the rule.American Inventions and Inventors | William A. Mowry
Tunnels connect the different railway lines, in order to assist the rapid transit of through trains.
This applies also to the more rapid transit provided by balloons, automobiles, bicycles, etc.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel