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80 Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation Las Vegas (12% Market Share) Market Share U.S. Rank Airport Total Rail Bus/Van 13 McCarran International 12% 0% 12% Airport SOURCE: TCRP Report 62 (16 ) The Airport. McCarran International Airport is located about 9.4 miles from the center of Las Vegas. The airport served about 44.0 MAP in 2005; of these, some 16.3 million were origi- nating passengers. Under conditions of no highway congestion, the driving time from the airport to downtown is 12 minutes. The airport currently attracts about 2.0 MAP per year who use public, high-occupancy modes to the airport. Connections at the Airport. Terminal One has an unusual configuration, with several drop- off points for the airline departure function, but only one terminal for arrivals and baggage claim for all domestic flights. All shared-ride shuttle services depart from the "west side" curb of the main arrivals hall. Private automobiles pick up travelers on the first floor of the parking garage above the arrivals hall. The airport is unique in that six Las Vegas hotels provide hotel check-in and room key pick-up within the airport arrivals hall. Bus. The Las Vegas airport is now served by six separate shuttle companies with service between the airport and the Strip hotels. With the six companies all serving the same area, the vans compete directly with taxis for service to the hotel area. Four additional companies pro- vide regional service beyond Las Vegas. Traditional public transportation buses also serve the airport. Tier 2 Figure 4-2 presents, in order of performance, the second tier of 14 U.S. airports that have pub- lic mode market shares between 5% and 11%. Rail Bus/Van 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% a a o s o is is Po e pa x ay FW d nd le hi eg di nd tl ni ou an ol at m w ul lp la r oe ap ua i rla D .L rtl D id Se Ta D de ve Ph an M G O n St le ila Sa La di C Ph In Figure 4-2. Market share to rail and bus in the second tier of U.S. airports.