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paratransit

[par-uh-tran-sit, -zit] /ˌpær əˈtræn sɪt, -zɪt/
noun
1.
public or group transportation, as by automobile, van, or minibus, organized to relieve the congestion of mass transportation.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; para-1 + transit
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Contemporary definitions for para transit
noun

any type of public transportation that is distinct from conventional transit, such as flexibly scheduled and routed services such as airport limousines, carpools, etc.

Word Origin

para- 'alongside of' + transit

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paratransit

n.

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

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