commuter commuter  /kə ˈmju tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another
  2. (n) someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city

Usage(s):

  1. Metro-North Railroad is a commuter rail service operating under the auspices of New York Citys Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  2. As a veteran Metro-North commuter, I read about the aversion to sitting in the dreaded middle seat with interest.
  3. The New York City Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that commuter cycling rose a remarkable 35 percent between 2007 and 2008.

News

  1. Commuter train from NYC shakes, derails in tunnel

    A commuter train shook on the tracks and then derailed in a tunnel under the East River shortly after leaving Penn Station on Monday night, forcing the hundreds of passengers on it to be removed and delaying ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Commuter train from NY to Long Island disabled in tunnel, may have derailed; no injuries cited

    NEW YORK — A commuter train from New York City to Long Island has become disabled and may have derailed in a tunnel under the East River. No injuries have been reported.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. 10-car commuter train from NYC disabled in tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A commuter train from New York City to Long Island has become disabled and may have derailed in a tunnel under the East River. No injuries have been reported.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The mayor's the one who sued Governor (George) Pataki to keep the commuter tax in place. It's the mayor who sued the government of the United States over the line-item veto. The mayor's the one who shows a propensity to want to put in place a legal...
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

  2. "The country's been changing in a lot of places, with minority growth in exurbs and commuter cities, and there will be a realization that those minorities can't elect candidates of choice," Richie said.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Rob Richie Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Well, I go into the bathroom here as I normally do, I'm a commuter through here. I sit down to go to the bathroom and you said our feet bumped. I believe they did because I reached down and scooted over. And the next thing I knew under the bathroom...
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: CBS 5

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