people mover


: any of various rapid-transit systems (as of moving sidewalks or automated driverless cars) for shuttling people

Examples of people mover in a Sentence

The airport has a people mover to bring passengers to the far terminals.
Recent Examples on the Web With a long list option packages and stand-alone choices, the luxury people mover with a desire for track racing costs $132,200. James Raia, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 The plan for the Terminal 1 overhaul also makes room for a future high-speed transit connection via a people mover traveling between the airport and a still undeveloped Grand Central Station that would likely be located on the Navy’s 70-acre Old Town Complex, commonly known as NAVWAR. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2021 The height and weight of UA’s 13 scholarship linemen average out to a 6-foot-5, 323-pound people mover. Nick Alvarez |, al, 7 Aug. 2023 The rail line runs connects to the E (Expo) line, running along Crenshaw Boulevard and eventually linking to a people mover to the Los Angeles International Airport. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2023 Instead of building a bridge or tunnel from the port property for a people mover, a pedestrian bridge could be considered with escalators, elevators and even a moving sidewalk to connect with a people mover — or shuttle — at the rental center. Michael Smolenscolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 But there is a question of how to power these people movers. Daniel C. Schlenoff, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2020 Adults can comfortably sit in the rear seats, making the Corolla an affordable new car for people who need a reliable people mover. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 15 Apr. 2023 The climax takes place on this airport people mover. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 10 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of people mover was in 1968

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“People mover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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