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metropolitan area

(1) Generally, any area in or around a city. (2) A concept developed by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to standardize the descriptions of geographical areas so that comparisons of data among various federal agencies could be on an apples-to-apples basis; all data regarding a particular metropolitan area would apply to the same geographical area and the same population density and profile.Today,the concept is called core-based statistical areas,which include metropolitan statistical areas and micropolitan statistical areas. One may find statistical information about each at the Web site of the U.S. Census, www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/aboutmetro.html.

• Metropolitan statistical areas contain at least one urbanized area of 50,000 people or more.

• Micropolitan statistical areas contain at least one urbanized area and a population of 10,000 to 50,000 people.

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The commuter area service stations jEnrjestyksenvalvonta- and security services refer to commuter rail stations in the area and the risk of breakdowns, in connection with the bus terminals and their surrounding areas, transport stations, park and ride, as well as patrols and order monitoring the trains might come to pass, which essentially relates to security systems implemented in the Pasila agency to the house.
At a Holme Valley South (HVS) area committee meeting last week, residents expressed concern the area could become a dormitory commuter area unless job opportunities are improved in the ward.
The Central franchise itself was one of the last drawn up and consequently saw the West Midlands commuter area bundled together with scraps that other operators didn't want.
The good people from BBC Sport, Radio Five Live and children's programming will no doubt require housing here which will push up Manchester's housing prices and Huddersfield could just come into the commuter area and benefit too.
It has, however, developed into a popular commuter area and civic leaders are now taking about "visions" for the future.
Connex South Eastern, the busiest commuter area, was fined most at pounds 12.
Manchester commuter area Bramhall is a "hotspot", where deals are done in ONE WEEK.
The Central Bank's mortgage deposit rules are still being keenly felt in the commuter areas.
The increased interest definitely points to a growing confidence in the housing market within commuter areas of the city region.
Spokesman Lawrence Hall said: "Our research shows how much property prices have increased in certain popular commuter areas over the last 12 months and also highlights just how expensive commuter belt living can be.
Crossrail, started six years ago, will provide another train route to connect the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport to commuter areas east and west of the capital.
Savills says air travel between Scotland and the south of England was often cheaper than commuting by train between London and its outlying commuter areas - which has made the concept of super commuters a reality.