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Two Innovia APM100 trains operate at Airside 4 in Orlando (Photo: Ian McMurtry | AirlineGeeks)

A Look at America’s Airport Automated People Mover Addiction

If you have traveled across America, you have probably heard the calls for, “Welcome aboard the PlaneTrain” or, “This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer” at the beginning or end of your trip. These calls have come from automated people movers, or APMs, which create a way to rapidly move passengers across airport grounds. Originally marketed as a way to lure in passengers by removing the long walking distances, the equipment has become a mainstay in airport construction and taken on…