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The Latest: Orlando airport shuttle stops for 3rd time

The Latest on tram problems at Orlando International Airport(all times local):

11:45 a.m.

For the third time in a week, shuttle problems at Orlando International Airport are causing headaches for travelers.

One of the trams that connect the main terminal building to a section of gates was shut down for less than an hour Monday because of mechanical problems.

The affected gates primarily serve American, United and Spirit airlines.

It was the third time in a week mechanical problems have shut down a tram at the airport, which hosts 41 million travelers a year.

A tram was shut down for about 45 minutes on Sunday, and it was shut down for about three hours on Wednesday.

Buses transported some travelers to their gates, and the airport opened a walkway between the gates and the main terminal building.

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7:35 a.m.

For the second time in a week, shuttle problems at Orlando International Airport caused long lines and more than 50 passengers to miss their flights.

The shuttle to a section of the airport was taken off line for about 45 minutes on Sunday.

The affected gates serve American, United and Spirit airlines.

On Wednesday, shuttle service from the airport's entrance and baggage handling area to dozens of gates was shut down for about three hours.

Buses transported some travelers to their gates, and the airport opened a walkway between the gates and the main terminal building.

Orlando is the nation's most visited city with 66 million visitors last year.

About 41 million passengers passed through the airport last year.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/