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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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The state is tinkering anew with plans for a rapid-transit bus line connecting Stamford and Norwalk along Route 1, though is not offering information on whether the plan involves special lanes.
Detroit's assets have historically been entirely at odds with traditional rapid-transit, not to mention the extraordinary cost of building such a system.
The $22 million system along the Franklin Boulevard corridor will be the first of several rapid-transit projects for the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area, with 80 percent of the funding coming from the federal government and the remainder from LTD's capital improvements coffers.
TRIPS TO THE STATEHOUSE, airport and popular museums and shopping spots could become easier for visitors to the state capital, who wouldn't have to drive all the way in to their destination if plans proceed for a Marion County rapid-transit system.
Before September 11, 2001, the PATH rapid-transit system of 13 stations carried approximately 260,000 daily passengers between New York and New Jersey.