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.

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Included in that measure was an airport people mover that would connect airport passengers to Caltrain and light rail. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Radical thinking needed to solve South Bay traffic woes," 8 July 2019 The money could eventually go toward a people mover, trolley extension or whatever transit project local leaders end up favoring. San Diego Union-Tribune, "$500M pledged to bring transit, major road improvements to San Diego airport — with help from airlines," 2 July 2019 The O'Hare Airport Transit System, known as the people mover, has been completely shut down since early January for renovations and to extend it by a third of a mile to a new multimodal facility on Mannheim Road. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Where O'Hare's people mover is expanding," 20 June 2019 The new people mover system comes after numerous aborted rail plans, including a bullet train from LAX to Las Vegas, another high-speed rail line from LAX to San Diego and the Green Line, which was supposed to go to LAX but never did. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Will LAX people mover be a game-changer for travelers using the airport? L.A. hopes so," 12 Apr. 2018 For that to happen, the tight end group will play an integral part as blockers and people movers. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Could Cardinals' tight ends get lost and forgotten in Kingsbury's offense? Maybe a little," 4 June 2019 The people mover trains will be driverless and will run on smaller tracks than a light-rail vehicle. Laura J. Nelson, latimes.com, "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, latimes.com, "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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people mover

noun

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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