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commute

to reduce (a sentence) to one less severe.

TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment.

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For the AK it is clear: Greening must not be at the expense of the commuters. "The vast majority of workers can not choose their place of residence or work," says Anderl.
Alternative parking is available to commuters in the interim while the Maple Street Parking Deck is being constructed.
Staff of minibuses and coaches not only charge more fare, but also misbehaves with commuters. People witness humiliation of commuters in coaches and minibuses of Karachi on daily basis, who travel in over-stuffed buses like cattle heads.
A number of long-route commuters waiting at Zero Point bus stop were of a view that there should be an effective mechanism to ensure route completion by the transporters and grievances of the commuters should also be addressed.
The City launched the project to serve stranded commuters due to lack of public transportation on peak hours.
To help cool down commuters, anti-dandruff shampoo brand Clear Men installed a 'cooling mechanism' in LRT Purple Line's busiest station:
"Problems plaguing the transport sector have put the commuters right in the middle of the fray.
But despite having the country's most enviable public transport system, that doesn't stop nearly a third of London commuters travelling to work by car.
He said that after the increase in fares each commuter has to pay Rs40 on travelling from G.T Road to the Peshawar Mor.
According to police a row occurred between route X-23 mini bus conducter and a commuter over bus fare.
A super commuter is a person whose job is far enough away from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time.
In an easy to use service, which promises to provide convenience to over 300,000 daily LTC customers, the commuter will visit the nearest Mobicash outlet with the provided NFC Tag number.