Public transport

shared transportation service for use by the general public

Public transport is a system of transport, in contrast to private transport, for passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.


Services offered by First Group in Europe and North America
  • The failure to invest in our public transportation and public life, I think, is a scandal and a shame and it should be a national embarrassment.
    • Mark Shields, commentator.
  • Increased use of public transportation is the single most effective to reduce America's energy consumption, and it does not require any new taxes, government mandates or regulations.
    • Wiliam Millar, President of the American Public Transportation Association.
  • A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.
    • Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogota, Columbia 2014-2015
  • A bicycle way which is not safe for an eight year–old is not a bicycle way
    • Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogota, Columbia 2014-2015
  • If you provide good alternatives for public transport, you won't have traffic problems.
    • Jaime Lerner, Governor of Paraná, Brazil
  • You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.
    • Erol Ozan, Author
  • Public transport is for jerks and lesbians.
    • Homer Simpson, Brake My Wife, Please (2003), Season 14, Episode 20
  • Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.
    • Marshall McLuhan
  • Public transportation is like a magnifying glass for civilization.
    • Chris Gethard, actor and comedian.
  • Public transportation funding is a win-win for everyone involved.
    • Corrine Brown, politician.
  • I love the public transportation system in New York. No matter what, no matter how people complain, it is the best in the world.
  • I think public transport is painful. It sucks. Why do you want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn’t leave where you want it to leave, doesn’t start where you want it to start, doesn’t end where you want it to end? And it doesn’t go all the time.
    • Elon Musk, Neural Information Processing Systems Conference in Long Beach, California, in response to an audience question about his take on public transit and urban sprawl, December 2017

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