What is transit?

  • (verb): Revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on transit:

Greater Richmond Transit Company - Ownership and Management - Management History
... continued to hold a controlling interest in GRTC Transit Services, Inc ... ATE itself was acquired by First Transit, the largest bus operating company in North America, a division of FirstGroup plc, a Scottish company ... First Transit also owns Laidlaw Transit, the contractor which has operated GRTC's paratransit services since the late 1980s ...
Green Line (WMATA) - History of The Green Line
... Transportation Survey in 1955 which attempted to forecast both freeway and mass transit systems sufficient to meet the needs of the region projected for 1980 ... In 1959, the study's final report included two rapid transit lines which anticipated subways in downtown Washington ... primarily to serve the "inner city." In March 1968, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board approved its 98-mile (158 km) Adopted Regional ...
Greater Richmond Transit Company
... The Greater Richmond Transit Company, known locally as GRTC, is a local government-owned public service company which operates an urban-suburban bus line based in Richmond, Virginia ... with a fleet of over 200 diesel-powered transit buses operating approximately 40 routes ... GRTC uses government-funded equipment and resources principally provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), and local funds ...
VIA Metropolitan Transit
... VIA Metropolitan Transit (or simply VIA) is the mass transit agency serving San Antonio, Texas, USA ... It began operation in 1978 as a successor to the San Antonio Transit System ... employees are organized with the Amalgamated Transit Union ...
Transit - Other Uses
... Transit, Canadian shoe retailer now operating under the name Spring. ...

More definitions of "transit":

  • (noun): A surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod.
    Synonyms: theodolite
  • (noun): A journey usually by ship.
    Synonyms: passage
  • (verb): Cause or enable to pass through.
    Example: "The canal will transit hundreds of ships every day"
  • (verb): Pass across (a sign or house of the zodiac) or pass across (the disk of a celestial body or the meridian of a place).
    Example: "The comet will transit on September 11"

Famous quotes containing the word transit:

    There’s that popular misconception of man as something between a brute and an angel. Actually man is in transit between brute and God.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn’t matter so much as it seemed to do—it’s not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn’t matter so much.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy ... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
    William Lamb Melbourne, 2nd Viscount (1779–1848)