paratransit

noun

para·​tran·​sit ˌper-ə-ˈtran(t)-sət How to pronounce paratransit (audio)
-ˈtran-zət,
ˌpa-rə-
: 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 Multiple Milwaukee County Transit System bus routes will be disrupted or follow detours between July 11 and 19, along with disruptions to the County's paratransit service, Transit Plus, for riders with disabilities. Maia Pandey, Journal Sentinel, 12 July 2024 But trip-planning help for bus services and paratransit trips will be available at 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 2 July 2024 Those planning to ride paratransit should download the My Transit Manager app on their phone to track trips in real-time. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 27 June 2024 Under the current version of the program — which went into effect last August — 1,600 of the city’s 170,000 paratransit users were enrolled to use e-hail under one of two categories. Evan Simko-Bednarski, New York Daily News, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for paratransit 

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paratransit was in 1973

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“Paratransit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paratransit. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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