public transit

noun
variants: US public transit or British public transport

Definition of public transit

: mass transit public transit remains the smartest way to navigate hectic downtowns.National Geographer Traveler … jobs restoring our water sewage systems, our highways and bridges, our public transit system and our crumbling schools, ports and public buildings.— Ralph Nader

Examples of public transit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company calculates the list based on several factors, including the average price of household staples like milk and cooking oil, rent, utilities, public transit and the strength of the local currency. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 7 June 2022 Washington — The Justice Department on Tuesday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the national mask mandate for public transit and airplanes after a U.S. district judge found the requirements to be unlawful in April. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 1 June 2022 Our poll found widespread support for more public transit and less water-guzzling ornamental grass. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2022 With buses absent, coaches have turned to public transit and long walks or leaned on students to drive themselves. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 20 May 2022 At an economic empowerment event in Baltimore last night, seven of 10 candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor discussed their plans for criminal justice reform, the implementation of new public transit and education. NBC News, 27 Apr. 2022 Education and its ties to economic development and crime reduction is another major challenge, Hunley said, in addition to overall quality of life issues such as public transit and expansion of the minimum wage. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Apr. 2022 The District is advancing a $123 million project that promises to turn a busy stretch of K Street NW into a haven for public transit and bicycle users while altering traffic patterns for motorists. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 That’s in addition to other mission-specific requirements: The Gerber/Hart facility search committee is prioritizing a location that’s affordable, close to public transit and home to a significant LGBTQ population. Hannah Edgar, chicagotribune.com, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of public transit

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of public transit was in 1847

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Last Updated

22 Jun 2022

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“Public transit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20transit. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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