Difference between revisions of "Rapid transit"
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The term rapid transit is applied to systems for carrying commuters with an urban region. In modern usage the term is only applied to systems where the vehicles travel on a separate dedicated right of way, in contrast to buses and streetcars, that share a regular road with other vehicles. Many rapid transit systems run on rails, but bus rapid transit, where buses travel on dedicated busways, not shared with other vehicles, are also considered rapid transit systems.