New “MIA Mover” To Bring More Presence, World-Class Travel to Airport
The Miami International Airport recently received a new piece of equipment that has frequent travelers pretty excited. Now, thanks to the MIA Mover, weary travelers can take a load off and relax for a bit. The contraption was recently unveiled at the busy flight hub and is essentially a transportation vehicle that will take passengers from the airport terminal to the rental car center.
From the South Florida Business Journal:
The mover travels 1.25 miles from the third floor of the airport terminal, across LeJeune Road to the MIA Rental Car Center, which opened in July 2010 and houses operations for 16 rental car companies. It can transport up to 3,000 passengers an hour, features eight train cars and will help reduce airport fuel emissions by 15 percent.
The project created 1,000 jobs and was completed on time and under budget by $5 million, which will be returned to Miami-Dade County, said Gilberto Neves, president and CEO of Odebrecht USA.
According to William D. Talbert III, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. the MIA Mover “is the next leg in a stool in terms of [Miami] being a world-class city since 98 percent of Miami-Dade visitors come by air.
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