[Talk-transit] Is 'Transit' and 'Public Transport' the same thing?

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Thu Aug 6 15:28:53 BST 2009

I notice that Frankie has created a new Tram page  (no content yet but  
it will come).

I also noticed that he has categorised it as 'Category:Public  
Transport' and also as 'Category:Transit'

Which leads to a question of terminology...

Is 'transit' a synonym  for 'public transport'? or not. If not then  
what is the difference?

If they are the same the can we agree that on the OSM wiki to be  
consistent and always use one of the two phrases (I think they are the  
same and I suggest we use transit personally which seems more  
international than public transport).


Peter Miller

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