conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
Any form of transport that can be used by a member of public (usually for a fee); as opposed to private ownership of e.g. cars.
Public transport is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, car pooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement. Public transport modes include buses, trolleybuses, trams and trains, rapid transit and ferries. Public transport between cities is dominated by airlines, coaches, and intercity rail. High-speed rail networks are being developed in many parts of the world. Most public transport runs to a scheduled timetable with the most frequent services running to a headway. Share taxi offers on-demand services in many parts of the world and some services will wait until the vehicle is full before it starts. Paratransit is sometimes used in areas of low-demand and for people who need a door-to-door service. Urban public transport may be provided by one or more private transport operators or by a transit authority. Public transport services are usually funded by government subsidies and fares charged to each passenger. Services are normally regulated and possibly subsidized from local or national tax revenue. Fully subsidized, zero-fare services operate in some towns and cities.
The numerical value of public transport in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of public transport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket.
Without new money, salaries wo n’t be paid, the health system will stop functioning, the power network and public transport will break down, and they wo n’t be able to import vital goods because nobody can pay.
For example, it is 700 kilometers (435 miles) from Iliret to Marsabit town, on a very bad road, and 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Loiyangalani to the head office, with public transport charging up to 2,000 shillings ($22) one way.
When there is not frequent, reliable, accessible transport, this can affect women and anyone's ability to access opportunity and notably employment in urban areas, which can make a big difference for women in particular, (Women) tend to be more reliant on public transport and on non-motorized means, particularly in low-income or middle-income countries, in emerging economies.
I have a lot of anxiety around being in a certain place at a certain time as I'm a bit of a control freak and prefer to do things at my own pace and because of this, taking public transport makes me incredibly anxious, you have no control over what time you travel, how busy it's going to be and you don't have the ability to say 'no' and turn around and go back home once you get on. I had previously had a massive panic attack on a train journey to London and now, a large part of me associates trains and public transport with anxiety and panic attacks.
Images & Illustrations of public transport
Translations for public transport
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مواصلات عامةArabic
- обществен транспортBulgarian
- veřejná dopravaCzech
- öffentlicher VerkehrGerman
- transporte públicoSpanish
- julkinen liikenneFinnish
- transport en communFrench
- iompar poiblíIrish
- còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
- հասարակական տրանսպորտArmenian
- trasporto pubblicoItalian
- საზოგადოებრივი ტრანსპორტიGeorgian
- 大衆交通, 대중교통Korean
- openbaar vervoerDutch
- transporte públicoPortuguese
- transport publicRomanian
- общественный транспортRussian
- kollektivtrafik, lokaltrafikSwedish
- toplu taşımaTurkish
- 交通公共, giao thông công cộngVietnamese
Get even more translations for public transport »
Find a translation for the public transport definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these public transport definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"public transport." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 20 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/public transport>.