On 21 November 2014, another showcase project of Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co KG (DCC) was inaugurated in Oakland. The Oakland Airport Connector is the first automated people mover (APM) the company has installed in the USA as an airport link in pinched loop design. The system’s cost effectiveness and environmental compatibility were crucial factors in the customer’s decision for DCC. Thanks to the convincing operation and maintenance concept, DCC also gained the contract for the operation of the system for the next 20 years.