rapid transit

rapid transit
an urban public transit system using underground or elevated trains (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑mass rapid transit
Hypernyms: ↑public transit

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noun [noncount]
chiefly US : the system that is used in cities for quickly bringing people to and from places on trains, buses, etc.

We'll use rapid transit to get from the airport to the hotel.

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ˌrapid ˈtransit [rapid transit rapid transits] noun uncountable (especially NAmE)
the system of fast public transport in cities, especially the ↑subway
see also transit (3)

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