para·​tran·​sit | \ ˌper-ə-ˈtran(t)-sət How to pronounce paratransit (audio) , -ˈtran-zət, ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paratransit

: transportation service that supplements larger public transit systems by providing individualized rides without fixed routes or timetables

Examples of paratransit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the bus system, the total was 96.3 million trips (compared to 123.9 million in FY 2019) and 1.8 million trips on MetroAccess, the paratransit service (compared to 2.3 million in FY2019). Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 July 2021 WeGo, the primary regional transit agency operating bus and paratransit service across Nashville, serves close to 30,000 riders daily. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Advocates also ignore the implications for The Ride, the paratransit, on-demand door-to-door service for people with disabilities., 3 June 2021 The gunman was an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, which oversees bus, rail and paratransit service for commuters, said Sgt. New York Times, 26 May 2021 The appropriation approved Wednesday is slightly higher than the original $9.3 million estimate to account for higher ridership projections as the city enters its apparent pandemic homestretch as well as to also fund free paratransit services. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 An even more subtle but costly effect could come from the agency’s paratransit system, the Ride., 30 Apr. 2021 Metro and Access paratransit services will be offering free rides on all routes during the mass vaccination event, which starts Thursday and lasts through Saturday, according to a Metro news release. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, 18 Mar. 2021 DART Bus Plus riders can reserve free rides to and from their appointment using DART’s paratransit services. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of paratransit

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Paratransit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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