from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or connecting urban areas: an interurban railroad.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, involving or joining two or more urban centres
- n. A railway connecting two or more urban centres.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Going between, or connecting, cities or towns.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Existing between cities; connecting cities or towns; running or plying between two or more cities or towns: as, an interurban railway.
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Nothing herein shall be construed as now affecting the possession, operation and control of street electric passenger railways, including railways commonly called interurban, whether such railways be or be not owned or controlled by such railroad companies or systems.
Such regional "artifacts" raise the real question--need such places be facade-based shells, largely touristic, dominated in the summer by strangers rejoicing not just in local wine and pesto, but, ironically, the lack of cars and the wonders of a small-scale, interurban trek?
I am hopeful that within 20 years, this country will have the same or better electric interurban rail service we had 80 years ago. charles Says:
There are ten thousand cities in the United States to-night lighted by the companies owned or controlled by Standard Oil, and in as many cities all the electric transportation, -- urban, suburban, and interurban, -- is in the hands of Standard Oil.
I abandoned my horse and saddle at Xochimilco, and, catching an interurban electric car, rode into the capital.
Take for example these Starr observations about the interurban Pacific Electric system that linked communities across the region during the first decade of the last century.
Speedy, efficient, unhampered by competing automobile traffic, the interurban cars allowed Los Angelenos to live in 45 communities scattered over a 35-mile radius while working downtown or in the adjacent industrial areas.
The yellow cars of the urban Los Angeles Railway ... and the red cars of the interurban Pacific Electric found themselves in increasingly disadvantageous competition.
Now, with gridlock commonplace, the focus is back on high-capacity transit systems – light rail, interurban heavy rail, dedicated busways – to catch up with the transportation demands of millions of people.
Through the industrial wastelands along the Gary, Elgin and South Shore interurban tracks, the route twists like the stitching on a major league baseball.