people mover


Definition of 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 Phase two will now be completed three years early, in 2024, and a people mover soon could follow. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 June 2021 Alternatively, building a people mover to the existing Washington Street trolley stop would work as well. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 The plan would transform the Navy’s Old Town Campus into a place to connect all rail and bus lines, as well as create a people mover to the airport. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 The airport train, called a people mover, is scheduled to open in 2023. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Part of the plan includes an underground people mover to transport people to the airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2019 India’s utility-vehicle market, which includes SUVs and people movers, has been a bright spot, growing 13% last year. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2020 Las Vegas: Elon Musk’s Boring Co. will begin drilling an underground tunnel Friday for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s forthcoming people mover. USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2019 Amid the delays and disputes, the people mover increasingly was shut down, starting in August 2017, in an effort to speed up the work. Joe Mahr,, 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of people mover

1968, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2021

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“People mover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of people mover

US : a vehicle or moving surface that is used to take groups of people from one place to another


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