mass transit

noun
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of mass transit

chiefly US
: the transportation of large numbers of people by means of buses, subway trains, etc., especially within urban areas; also : the system, vehicles, or facilities engaged in such transportation
  • I rode mass transit—first the bus, then Metro—for nearly two decades.
  • —Fred Barnes

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First Known Use of mass transit

1930


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