rapid transit

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rapid transit

n.
An urban passenger transportation system using elevated or underground trains or a combination of both.

rap′id tran′sit


n.
a system of public transportation in a metropolitan area, usu. a subway or elevated train system.
[1870–75, Amer.]
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Noun1.rapid transit - an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trainsrapid transit - an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains
public transit - a public transportation system for moving passengers
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