jitney jitney  /ˈdʒɪt ni/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

Usage(s):

  1. New Jersey would receive more than $400 million for specific projects, ranging from major highway interchanges to jitney buses in Atlantic City.
  2. Superintendent Ray thought the bombers were jitney drivers put out of work by the strike failure.
  3. The wildest animal on the road is the matatu, a jitney designed to carry about eight passengers.

News

  1. For one day only, Uber will offer $3,000 helicopter rides to the Hamptons

    Too good for the Jitney? Uber has a special one-time offer that might be up your diamond-strewn alley. From 12PM to 8PM this Wednesday, Uber will be providing $3,000 helicopter rides to the Hamptons to promote its new summertime service in the exclusive Long Island enclave. If you're located in New York City, an SUV will whisk you to the most conveniently located helipad, where your flying ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Yes, Uber Is Offering $3,000 On-Demand Helicopter Rides To The Hamptons For July 4

    Who needs the Jitney when you can take your very own Uber helicopter to the beach? The holidays are coming early for New York City's wealthiest, courtesy of Uber . On July 3, the on-demand car service, which recently celebrated a victory against the Taxi and Limousine Commission to bring its e-hail taxi system to the city's yellow cabs, will feature an in-app option to hail an UberCHOPPER, New ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Uber Will Ferry Hampton-Goers Via Helicopter This July 3rd

    There are plenty of options for escaping to the Hamptons this July 4 weekend. You could drive a car. You could take the train. You could ride the Jitney.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I have been a longtime advocate of public transportation including enhanced bus service across the Hudson River. However, I believe it is equally important for the Port Authority to provide the charter, jitney and New Jersey Transit buses that...
    on May 15, 2009 By: Tom Duane Source: Mobilizing the Region

  2. "One of the ideas I will be floating at the summit is to investigate the creation of jitney-style services," Mr Iemma said. "Jitneys (would be) small, private operators who use mini-buses to carry ...... passengers on commuter routes. They...
    on Jul 26, 2008 By: Morris Iemma Source: NEWS.com.au

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