rapid transit

rapid transit
noun Date: 1873 fast passenger transportation (as by subway) in urban areas

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rapid transit — rapid transit, adj. a system of public transportation in a metropolitan area, usually a subway or elevated train system. Cf. mass transit. [1870 75, Amer.] * * *  system of railways, usually electric, that is used for local transit in a… …   Universalium

  • rapid transit — ☆ rapid transit n. a system of public transportation in an urban area, using electric trains running along an unimpeded right of way …   English World dictionary

  • Rapid transit — This article is about grade separated rail transport. For other uses, see Rapid transit (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • rapid transit — noun an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑mass rapid transit • Hypernyms: ↑public transit * * * noun [noncount] chiefly US : the system that is used in cities for quickly bringing people to and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rapid transit — ADJ: ADJ n A rapid transit system is a transport system in a city which allows people to travel quickly, using trains that run underground or above the streets. ...a rapid transit link with the City and London s underground system... Two rapid… …   English dictionary

  • rapid transit — subway or elevated train. See transportation …   English dictionary for students

  • rapid transit — rap′id tran′sit n. trs a system of public transportation in a metropolitan area, usu. a subway or elevated train system • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • rapid-transit — /ˈræpəd trænzət/ (say rapuhd tranzuht) adjective (of a transport system) involving or relating to high speed urban railways …   Australian English dictionary

  • Rapid transit in Canada — Rapid transit was first introduced in Canada with the opening of the Toronto subway in 1954, built by the Toronto Transportation Commission (now the Toronto Transit Commission, or the TTC).[1] Montreal later introduced the Montreal Metro in 1966 …   Wikipedia

  • Rapid transit in Greece — refers to the systems of rapid transit at present active in Greece. A rapid transit , underground , subway , elevated railway , metro or metropolitan railway system is an electric passenger railway in an urban area with a high capacity and… …   Wikipedia

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