Wikipedia:WikiProject Outlines/Drafts/Outline of public transport

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to public transport:

Public transport – transport of passengers by shared-transport systems available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling, hired buses, ride-sharing, and transportation network companies, which are not shared by the general public without private arrangement. Public transport modes include city buses, trolleybuses, trams (or light rail) and passenger trains, rapid transit (metro/subway/underground, etc.) and ferries. Public transport between cities is dominated by airlines, coaches, and intercity rail.

What type of thing is public transport?

Public transport can be described as all of the following:

The Transport of 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.

Types of public transport

Other forms of publicly available transport

Vehicles for hire

  • Auto rickshaw - A motorized development of the traditional rickshaw.
  • Boda-boda - Bicycle & motorcycle taxis commonly found in East Africa.
  • Cycle rickshaw - A local means of transport that are human-powered by pedaling
  • Gondola - A traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.
  • Hackney carriage - A carriage or automobile for hire.
  • Limousine - A luxury sedan or saloon car driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment.
  • Motorcycle taxi - A taxi that typically carries one passenger, who rides as the pillion behind the motorcycle operator.
  • Paratransit - Special transportation services for people with disabilities, often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies.
  • Personal rapid transit - A public transport mode featuring small automated vehicles operating on a network of specially built guideways.
  • Pulled rickshaw - A mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two people.
  • Share taxi - Vehicles for hire that are typically smaller than buses and usually take passengers on a fixed or semi-fixed route without timetables, but instead departing when all seats are filled.
  • Taxicab - A car used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
  • Car jockey
  • Flexible carpooling
  • Real-time ridesharing
  • Transportation network company
  • Slugging
  • Vanpool

History of public transport

History of public transport

General public transport concepts

Public transport organizations

Public transport publications

Persons influential in public transport

See also


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