mass transit

.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. 2013.

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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 — 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 — a system of large scale public transportation in a given metropolitan area, typically comprising buses, subways, and elevated trains. Cf. rapid transit. * * * noun [noncount] chiefly US : the system that is used for moving large numbers of people …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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