What does public transport mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. public transport(noun)

    conveyance for passengers or mail or freight


  1. public transport(Noun)

    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.


  1. Public transport

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public transport in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public transport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Nicolas Maduro:

    I decided to leave diesel as it is, not to touch diesel so that there's no problems with cargo or public transport.

  2. George Preti:

    I ride public transport a lot and every now and then I come across someone emanating a strong odor and it's obvious.

  3. George Preti:

    I ride public transport a lot and every now and then I come across someone emanating a strong odor and it's obvious.

  4. Transport Minister Graziano Delrio:

    It is time to pick up the pace and make up for the delays this country has accumulated in local public transport, to which everyone has a right.

  5. Michael Horodniceanu:

    If we're going to be competitive with other capitals around the world, we need public transport, the time of moving people around in cars is over.

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