rapid transit

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rapid transit

An urban passenger transportation system using elevated or underground trains or a combination of both.
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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.
"He is the only man," says Morgan, "who can raise twenty millions in twenty minutes." 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.
TRANSPORT leaders are set to take a fresh look at proposals for a rapid transit network to best connect the Black Country's key towns and cities with each other and Birmingham.
As approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board, the Cebu bus rapid transit system will be undertaken this year and to be completed by 2018, with a total project cost of P10.62 billion.
But LTD planners have worked to soften unwanted effects on neighborhoods and businesses, and have succeeded to such a degree that they're now criticized for compromising the integrity of the bus rapid transit concept.
To provide comfortable transport and reduce the number of accidents in the urban areas, the Punjab government has come up with a comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) for Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda and Pathankot by providing various alternatives for Personal Rapid Transit Systems (PRTS).
18 August 2010 - S&P has re-entered into its data base the AA-/A-1+ rating on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's series 2000A and 2000B variable rate sales tax revenue bonds.
If it's given the go-ahead, the rapid transit scheme will be the first in the Midlands and will cost an estimated pounds 30 million.
A press release said 'Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Red Line Project will deliver the 26.6-kilometer (km) Bus Rapid Transit Line Red Line corridor and associated facilities benefiting as many as 1.5 million people, about 10 per cent of Karachi's population, who live within a kilometre of a Red Line BRT station.'
The first CDWP meeting after the coming of PTI into power will discuss 10 projects including Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT) and Karachi Metro, Construction of BRT Red Line Project in Karachi.

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