rapid transit

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rapid transit

n.
An urban passenger transportation system using elevated or underground trains or a combination of both.
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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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Located immediately northeast of Center City, it is served by the Market-Frankford Line rapid transit subway, or the El train, as well as bus lines, while the 1-95 connects Fishtown to New Jersey, New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
And indeed, with the exception of two smaller drawings picturing the El train as it pulls into (or maybe departs?) a Loop station, all images are frozen solid, embalmed in an omnipresent micro process that discourages any impulse to gain macro perspective.
Soon, they were not only cheering at rallies but also performing on the El train and in the Magnificent Mile shopping district.