public transit

noun
variants: or British public transport
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of public transit

: mass transit
  • … an annoying little secret of suburban life is that, even with traffic congestion, it's almost always faster to get somewhere in a car than by riding public transit.
  • —Gregg Easterbrook

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1847

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