The Everyday Commute

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v. com·mut·ed, com·mut·ing, com·mutes. v.intr. 1. To travel as a commuter: She commuted each day to her office ...

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Commuting is periodically recurring travel between one's place of residence and place of work, or study, and in doing so exceeds the boundary of their residential community. It sometimes refers to any regular or often repeated traveling between locations, even when not work-related.

The word commuter derives from early days of rail travel in US cities such as New York, Boston and Chicago, where, in the 1840s, the railways engendered suburbs from which travellers paying a reduced or 'commuted' fare into the city. Commuted tickets would allow a traveller to repeat the same trip as often as they liked during the period of validity and the longer the period the cheaper the cost per day. "commute" and "commuter" were coined.

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