Definition of public transportation in US English:

public transportation


  • Buses, trains, subways, and other forms of transportation that charge set fares, run on fixed routes, and are available to the public.

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