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rapid transit

a system of public transportation in a metropolitan area, usually a subway or elevated train system.
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Origin of rapid transit
1870-75, Americanism
Related forms
rapid-transit, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is all made possible by the bus rapid transit system his administration helped launch.
  • The convenience of rapid transit over distance comes with a price tag.
  • Use some of the right of way to create bus rapid transit, light rail, and bicycle corridors to serve and link these hubs.
  • They will be building new rapid transit over the next few years.
  • About every rapid transit line in the city leads to, or provides connection for, the grounds.
  • The buildings would be powered in part by wind and solar energy and connected to the city center by elevated rapid transit.
  • We need to design for the pedestrian and biker in conjunction with car travel and rapid transit.
  • Corrosion and excess friction create demands exceeding sustainability in needless rapid transit when data can do it for free.
  • One braided silver candlestick threw white flame into the polished oaken furniture, and thence by rapid transit to the mirror.

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