people mover

noun

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 Construction on the people mover was initially supposed to be substantially complete by December 2018, and service interruptions were supposed to be kept to a minimum during construction. Sarah Freishtat, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2022 This led into the two-thousands, when the subway became so positive as to become, once again, almost a neutral people mover, neither Dante’s Inferno nor a klutzy rom-com set, and just a way of getting from place to place. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2022 The project to update and expand the people mover began in 2015, and the train shut down completely in January 2019. Sarah Freishtat, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2022 Aside from the engineering challenges of creating a people mover system that is both elevated and underground, the region faces an even more daunting task — raising roughly $4 billion to finance it. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 Void of pomp and circumstance, the Niro EV is simply a people mover powered by electricity. Nicholas Wallace, Car and Driver, 15 Feb. 2022 Dubbed San Diego’s Grand Central Station, the future airport transit hub would become the region’s primary transportation center, connecting all rail and bus lines with a people mover to the airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 Dubbed San Diego’s Grand Central Station, the future airport transit hub would become the region’s primary transportation center, connecting all rail and bus lines with a people mover to the airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 Dubbed San Diego’s Grand Central Station, the future airport transit hub would become the region’s primary transportation center, connecting all rail and bus lines with a people mover to the airport. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of people mover

1968, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jul 2022

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“People mover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/people%20mover. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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