MIAMI -

The MIA Mover is up and running at the Miami International Airport.

It's a 1.25-mile-long elevated people mover system that connects passengers from the airport to the rental car center.

"It makes it so much easier for our passengers, train to plane to car. It's just that simple," said Marc Henderson, of Miami-Dade Aviation.

"It's a nice ride. You have a great view of downtown Miami," said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

The electric-powered mover can transport 3,000 passengers per hour and is eco-friendly, reducing fuel emissions by 15 percent.

"Our visitors always look for easy. They want to be able to get in after a long flight, get their bags, get out and enjoy where they are going," said Henderson.

The new system will also help with traffic around the airport as it replaces the shuttle bus service.

"This way, passengers come directly to the rental car center. It will be much better for them, much better for us, and it's just another step in the transformation of this airport," Gimenez said.

The MIA Mover can travel 40 mph and takes three minutes to get to the airport from the rental car center. It will be up and running Friday.