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What Is Kiss and Ride?

n. a passenger drop-off area near a rapid transit station; the act of using such an area as intended. Also as verb phrase.
Editorial Note: Often attributive.
Etymological Note: From the 1950s-era urban planning vision of wives dropping off their husbands at train or bus stations each workday morning.
First appeared in the Los Angeles Times January 1956 issue.
“Transit Plan Agreement Smoked Out” p. 4: I believe we are going to have co-ordination between automobiles and rapid transit.…It will be park and ride or kiss and ride—where the wife takes the husband to the rapid transit line and kisses him good-by.

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