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commutation ticket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commutation ticket a ticket good for several trips or to attend a season of entertainments; sold at a reduced rate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Commutation ticket A ticket for transportation at a reduced rate in consideration of some special circumstance, as increase of travel; specif., a ticket for a certain number of, or for daily, trips between neighboring places at a reduced rate, such as are commonly used by those doing business in a city and living in a suburb. Commutation tickets are excepted from the prohibition against special rates contained in the Interstate Commerce Act of Feb. 4, 1887 (24 Stat. 379), and in 145 U. S. 263 it was held that party tickets were also excepted as being “obviously within the commuting principle.”
    • Commutation ticket a ticket, as for transportation, which is the evidence of a contract for service at a reduced rate. See 2d Commute, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

The left-hand upper waistcoat pocket holds a pencil, a commutation ticket and a pipe cleaner.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
When the paint-shop gave him enough work it was Vandover's custom to buy a week's commutation ticket at a certain restaurant.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
The "commutation" tickets are good for a certain number of trips.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
I am sure that the little trip in and out of town will do him good, and as I shall buy commutation tickets it will not be expensive.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
I can show you a local time-table and my commuter's ticket.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
If, however, commutation tickets are purchased, the increase is 44%.
"The Cost of Living Among Wage-Earners" by National Industrial Conference Board
She remembered now that she had used the last of the commutation tickets.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Why should the poor holder of a season-ticket have the grim word "commutation" hung round his neck?
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
The commutation ticket is the proper card for a gentleman in straitened circumstances.
"Snow on the Headlight" by Cy Warman
Why will railroads issue commutation tickets?
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
Most of the railroads that cluster in at New York, however, issue commutation tickets out over a 70 or 80-mile radius.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
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In news:

MBTA's Ticketing App Debuts On Commuter Boats.
MBTA commuters have jumped at the chance to pay for tickets via their smartphones, downloading the T's new mobile ticketing app 6,000 times since its release Monday, the T said.
Commuters can now purchase and display rail tickets and passes using the MBTA mTicket app for iPhone and Android, with Blackberry devices supported soon, said the agency.
MBTA launches ticketing app for commuter rail.
Three people consult a Metro-North commuter railroad time table near the ticket windows in New York's Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012.
Tired of waiting in line to buy tickets for the commuter rail lines or the ferry from Hingham to Boston.
Some New York commuters may soon consider paper railroad passes and lines at ticket vending machines annoyances of the past now that smartphones can be used to pay for the train to work.
The app allows commuter rail customers to pay their fare ahead of time using their iPhone, Android or BlackBerry devices, which display a digital ticket they can show conductors.
MBTA's ticketing app to debut on commuter boats.
A popular program that allows some commuter rail customers to purchase and display tickets on their smartphones is being expanded to include commuter boats and rail lines south and west of Boston.
BOSTON (AP) — A popular program that allows some commuter rail customers to purchase and display tickets on their smartphones is being expanded to include commuter boats and rail lines south and west of Boston.
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