MIA ranked most transit-accessible airport in US

Miami International Airport has been ranked the most transit-accessible airport in America, according to a study released yesterday by transportation technology firm TransitScreen, the company said.

MIA received a TransitScreen MobilityScore of 66 (on a scale of one to 100). The study analyzed the 20 busiest US airports in passenger traffic and their access to buses, trains and taxis, in addition to ride-sharing, bike-sharing and car-sharing options.

The study highlighted that Miami Central Station – the ground transportation hub connected to MIA – provides nine bus routes to various neighborhoods, while transit options at other US airports mostly carry passengers straight to downtown. Miami Central Station also houses stations for Metrorail, Tri-Rail and inter-city buses, and is adjacent to a full-service Rental Car Center with 14 companies — all within one intermodal complex. MIA is connected to the Miami Central Station by a 1.25-mile automated people mover system.

TransitScreen was launched in 2013 from a civic technology project at the Mobility Lab research and development initiative, which focused on urban mobility solutions. It is now headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other US airport, is America´s second-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top US airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of USD 33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida.