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.

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The people mover trains will be driverless and will run on smaller tracks than a light-rail vehicle. Laura J. Nelson,, "City Council approves long-awaited people mover to LAX," 11 Apr. 2018 You may not be psyched by the JKF AirTrain or the Dulles Airport people movers, but never underestimate the entertainment of a novel form of transportation. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "So You’re a Lunatic Who Is Taking Your Toddlers on a Long-Haul Flight," 26 July 2018 The contract to build and run the people mover is one of the largest in city history. Laura J. Nelson,, "City Council approves long-awaited people mover to LAX," 11 Apr. 2018 Starting on Wednesday the people mover, also known as the Airport Transit System, will be closed Monday through Friday. Mary Wisniewski,, "Get ready for buses at O'Hare this year as 'people mover' gets rehab," 24 May 2018 Soon, the streets were awash with the motor-powered people movers, and the hypnotic electric hum of someone opting to ride instead of walk could be heard around every corner. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Electric scooters have taken over Indianapolis and they can smell fear," 2 July 2018 The people mover system is the upgrade from the bus. Adam Vaccaro,, "Logan Airport to study transit link to terminals and MBTA station," 25 Apr. 2018 Like many other minivans, the seats can be folded into the floor in about 45 seconds, making for a smooth transition between people mover and stuff hauler. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: Step aside, minivan haters—the Chrysler Pacifica is awesome," 8 Mar. 2018 The people mover's final stop, near the 405 Freeway, will be a consolidated car rental facility. Laura J. Nelson,, "City Council approves long-awaited people mover to LAX," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of people mover

1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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