in·​ter·​city ˌin-tər-ˈsi-tē How to pronounce intercity (audio)
variants or inter-city
: occurring in or extending or operating between two or more cities
intercity travel

Examples of intercity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brightline, which began running its neon-yellow trains the 70 miles (112 kilometers) between Miami and West Palm Beach in 2018, is the first private intercity passenger service to begin U.S. operations in a century. Terry Spencer, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 Those include: the consolidated rail infrastructure safety and improvements grant program; the corridor identification and development program; and the federal-state partnership for intercity passenger rail grant program. Zaeem Shaikh, Dallas News, 9 Aug. 2023 Not having intercity rail service not only impedes the mobility of Phoenix residents, but others trying to visit Arizona's capital, leading to negative financial consequences. Tara Kavaler, The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2023 Authorities are also vowing to more strictly enforce the obligation to wear masks on trains and intercity buses., 9 Sep. 2020 Tempe found itself in the middle of an intercity court battle because of the deal, and nearly every aspect of the proposal — ranging from its economic merits, to the tax breaks included, to claims made by the team about the property site — had been heavily scrutinized for more than a year. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2023 Amid the recent fanfare of new train stations for Brightline and a pending expansion to Orlando, an unexpected spoiler raised its head for the intercity train line Thursday, disrupting the plans of untold numbers of commuters and other travelers along the Florida East Coast Railway line. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 20 Jan. 2023 Efforts to expand intercity passenger service date to the late 1990s, when Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore led negotiations with CSX and Amtrak for track upgrades, then dedicated $65 million to improving service in the D.C.-Richmond corridor. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 Fast chargers in places where people stop for 20-50 minutes on intercity travel — restaurants, some shopping and tourist attractions. Brad Templeton, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intercity was in 1872

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“Intercity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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