Meaning of public transport in English:

public transport



(North American public transportation)
mass noun
  • Buses, trains, and other forms of transport that are available to the public, charge set fares, and run on fixed routes.

    ‘a scheme to improve public transport’
    • ‘when travelling on public transport, keep your laptop with you at all times’
    • ‘The answer for Swindon is to reduce the cost of bus fares to make public transport more attractive.’
    • ‘Go by bus, train or other mass public transportation whenever possible.’
    • ‘No public transportation is available that could take her all the way to work.’
    • ‘That includes concessionary fares on public transport and better home adaptations.’
    • ‘The facilities speak of an era when footballers travelled to training by public transport.’
    • ‘Now, we can see that private cars and public transportation already fill up the designed route every day.’
    • ‘You can also take advantage of public transportation, taxi cabs or shuttle services.’
    • ‘It is expected that charges for heating and public transportation will also increase.’
    • ‘Yes, I agree that public transportation does improve the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Her intentions for airports are also likely to include improved public transport access.’
    • ‘Proceeds from the charging would be spent exclusively on improving public transport.’
    • ‘Of course public transport should be improved, and people encouraged to use it.’
    • ‘Improve public transport provision, with more services at weekends and late at night.’
    • ‘We have cars or public transportation to take us wherever we want to go for a trivial sum.’
    • ‘Where public transport is geared to transporting bikes, cycle tourism can flourish.’
    • ‘Government attempts to get more people out of their cars and on to public transport appear to be failing.’
    • ‘The site has plenty of public transport with a tram stop and six bus routes within easy walking distance.’
    • ‘Local availability of public transport will be a major factor in the calculation.’
    • ‘We have asked the questions to try and attract people out of their cars and use public transport.’
    • ‘It is hoped more people will be tempted to switch from their cars to public transport.’