rapid transit

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rapid transit

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

rap′id tran′sit

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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Guns were in rapid transit from Windsor, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Woolwich-- even from the north; among others, long wire-guns of ninety- five tons from Woolwich.
The Perkins plan of rapid transit telephony is to prepare a list of names, from ten to thirty, and to flash from one to another as fast as the operator can ring them up.
The rapid transit is poetry and art: the moon but a tedious, dry body, moving by rote.
The meeting referred the project of Green Line Rapid Transit System in Karachi costing Rs 24.
MARTA is the eighth largest rapid transit system in the United States, providing service to more than 134 million passengers per year across the Atlanta urban area, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest in the world.
Bus rapid transit systems are most advanced in places such as Sao Paolo, Brazil; Brisbane, Australia; and Ottawa, Canada.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is a 104-mile rapid transit system serving more than four million people in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, as well as northern San Mateo County.
Karachi Infrastructure Development Company Limited was incorporated as a Section 32 Public Limited Company on June 2nd, 2015, working under the Ministry of Communications, to execute the priority PSDP project "Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System in Karachi, at a cost of Rs 16,085.
The Thai Cabinet approved the development of mass rapid transit systems in Bangkok in November 2006, which also included the extension of the existing Green Line.
LTD is in the early stages of planning the third leg of its EmX system - a bus rapid transit line serving west Eugene.
BTI's Bus Rapid Transit Policy Center provides information about BRT to policymakers and the public.
The Chief Minister directed the Commissioner Peshawar, Secretaries Transport, Local Government and DG PDA to visit different corridors of the proposed Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit and identify the sites and stations.

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