mass transit

a system of large-scale public transportation in a given metropolitan area, typically comprising buses, subways, and elevated trains. Cf. rapid transit.

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noun [noncount]
chiefly US : the system that is used for moving large numbers of people on buses, trains, etc.

The mayor is trying to encourage more commuters to use mass transit in order to alleviate traffic in the city.

called also public transit

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • mass transit — UK US noun [U] (US ► TRANSPORT PUBLIC TRANSPORT(Cf. ↑public transport): »Many people use mass transit for work commuting, yet have access to a car when needed. »He said $500 million a year from the bond issue should go for mass transit systems …   Financial and business terms

  • mass transit — n [U] technical methods of transport by which large numbers of people can travel around a city ▪ The city has virtually no mass transit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mass-transit — adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑mass …   Useful english dictionary

  • mass transit — noun uncount AMERICAN public transportation, especially in a city or town …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mass transit — n. a large scale system of public transportation serving a city or metropolitan area, or such systems collectively …   English World dictionary

  • mass transit — a system of large scale public transportation in a given metropolitan area, typically comprising buses, subways, and elevated trains. Cf. rapid transit. * * * Transportation systems, usually publicly but sometimes privately owned and operated,… …   Universalium

  • mass transit — mass′ trans′it n. trs a system of large scale public transportation in a metropolitan area …   From formal English to slang

  • mass transit — noun A large scale transportation system in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles …   Wiktionary

  • mass transit — noun N. Amer. public transport, especially in an urban area …   English new terms dictionary

  • mass transit — UK / US noun [uncountable] American public transport, especially in a city or town …   English dictionary

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