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 The airport train, called a people mover, is scheduled to open in 2023. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, "Construction problems delay Metro’s $2-billion Crenshaw Line opening until 2021," 10 Apr. 2020 Part of the plan includes an underground people mover to transport people to the airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is it worth it to spend billions on a San Diego ‘Grand Central Station’?," 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, "As Detroit Quits India, China Drives In," 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, "Surfboard proposal, Duke dorm opossum, Sky Bar’s back: News from around our 50 states," 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,, "Long-delayed reopening of O’Hare ‘people mover’ is delayed — again," 14 Aug. 2019 The new system will remain in effect until a new automated people mover goes into service in 2023. Washington Post, "LAX moving taxi, rideshare pickups away from terminals," 4 Oct. 2019 An uber-athletic specimen for his size (6-foot-5, 320 pounds), Wirfs is a people mover in the trenches with great balance in pass protection. Jason Hoffman,, "Here are eight players the Cincinnati Bengals need to target in the 2020 NFL Draft," 31 Oct. 2019 Streetcars and buses remained the dominant people movers. Jacques Kelly,, "Baltimore traffic once depended on a system of homemade signals," 19 Oct. 2019

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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“People mover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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