commuter

noun
com·​mut·​er | \ kə-ˈmyü-tər How to pronounce commuter (audio) \

Definition of commuter

1 : a person who commutes (as between a suburb and a city)
2 : a small airline that carries passengers relatively short distances on a regular schedule

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For example, when a New York commuter line going through Connecticut required replacing a historic bridge, the Connecticut Department of Transportation offered as much as $3 million dollars to support nearby museum exhibits and historic restoration. R.a. Schuetz, Houston Chronicle, "I-45 expansion impact report may not have considered Independence Heights," 10 June 2019 Delays to the installation of a safety system across New York’s commuter rail lines continue to mount, drawing anger from several Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "MTA’s Rail-Safety Project Still on Slow Track," 15 Apr. 2019 Between Monday, June 18 and Sunday, people took a total of 10,719 one-way trips on the new commuter rail line, which runs between New Haven and Springfield, according to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state Department of Transportation. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "More Than 10,700 Rides On The Hartford Line During First Week," 26 June 2018 The area is a suburb-in-the-city, with two commuter rail lines and several buses within an easy walk of most homes. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Philadelphia's housing boom finally reaches Mount Airy. Can it avoid the mistakes of other neighborhoods? | Inga Saffron," 17 May 2018 Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi's international airport as the storm blew into the city, turning the sky brown with dust and sand. Fox News, "Powerful storms kill at least 40 across northern India," 14 May 2018 Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi’s international airport as the storm blew into the city. Biswajeet Banerjee, The Seattle Times, "Powerful storms kill at least 43 across northern India," 14 May 2018 Trains and commuter rail lines were paused and dozens of flights were diverted from New Delhi’s international airport as the storm blew into the city. Biswajeet Banerjee, USA TODAY, "Powerful storms kill at least 43 across northern India," 14 May 2018 TriMet said daily ridership on its Westside Express Service, the metro area's only commuter rail line, is significantly down from 2017 levels. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "WES train ridership down 13 percent from 2017, but TriMet rolls on," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of commuter

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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