public transportation

noun

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

Examples of public transportation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web San Francisco residents, workers, and visitors should be able to freely move about and utilize our public transportation systems without fear. Nadine El-Bawab, ABC News, 3 July 2024 The air district encouraged people to limit driving and consider other modes of transportation, such as biking or public transportation. Nollyanne Delacruz, The Mercury News, 2 July 2024 The announcement comes as several major upgrades are planned for East Colfax, including a public transportation project that will likely last for years. John Wenzel, The Denver Post, 18 June 2024 In 2002, Union Pacific stopped using the tracks altogether and later sold them to Colorado’s regional public transportation agency. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for public transportation 

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“Public transportation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20transportation. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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