public transportation


chiefly US
: a system of trains, buses, etc., that is paid for or run by the government

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cars are the most common mode of transportation in the park, which offers no public transportation. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2023 If societies really want a greener future, technological shifts such as EVs will be just part of the answer, alongside other changes like more sustainable urban planning and improved public transportation. Mario Orospe Hernández, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2023 The activists left leaflets on the cars that urged the owners to switch to public transportation, biking, or electric vehicles. Daniel Kool,, 20 Apr. 2023 Median household income in San Diego County rose from $61,426 to $83,985 over the same time period, further shifting the necessity and incentives for people to ride public transportation. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Apr. 2023 Later, Cabellon’s team deployed mobile vaccination vans, using data to direct them to impoverished neighborhoods lacking public transportation. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr. 2023 Several parking options are available around Comerica Park on a first-come, first-serve basis, including parking garages located near the ballpark and Little Caesars Arena, plus parking lots, street parking and public transportation. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2023 Since 2015, there has been a 35% increase in an unsheltered population that sleeps in tents, tarps, boxes, cars and public transportation. Tony Dokoupil, CBS News, 30 Mar. 2023 Richardson is accused of interfering with public transportation. oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Public transportation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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