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Transportation in PennsylvaniaConveniently located in the center of over 40% of the United States’ population, Central Pennsylvania is an excellent, central location for your manufacturing and/or distribution facility. Central Pennsylvania transportation benefits from the following:
- Swift moving and rarely impacted by delays
- A centralized highway network
- Interstate access to the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast
- Many Rail lines, airports and more
Access to HighwaysGround transportation in Pennsylvania is both accessible and uncongested. Our region’s main arteries are Interstate 80, which connects our region to both the east and west coast, and US Routes 11 and 15, which carry traffic north and south. Interstate I-99 runs from the southwest, through the center of our region and to the north--making travel smooth and virtually congestion free.
Rail TransportationConnections to Class One railroads, including Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific Rail, make rail shipments an affordable and convenient means of transportation in Central Pennsylvania. An extensive rail freight network, including nearly 200 miles of rail lines owned by the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority, assures maximum flexibility and first-class short-line service for your product shipments.
Air TransportationCentral Pennsylvania’s transportation network also includes commercial air service with links to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. International airport service is available within an hour of the region and numerous general aviation airports can be found nearby.
Bus LinesProviding bus transportation service from Williamsport to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York and Elmira, NY. Susquehanna Trailways is the primary bus service available in the region. A third-generation, family-owned motorcoach company also operates a fleet of passenger busses available locally.
Trained professional drivers are qualified under all current State and Federal D.O.T. rules and regulations.
Roadway Improvement ProjectsInformation on current and future highway improvement projects in our region can be found through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 3's web site and on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 2's web site.
Current road infrastructure improvement projects:
- The Central Susquehanna Transportation Project is bringing an alternative route, adding another Susquehanna River crossing and upgrading Route 15 to limited access for another 12 miles in Central Pennsylvania.
- The Susquehanna Beltway is increasing access to the west of Williamsport. The widening of Routes 11-15 for 10.1 miles to a four-lane limited access road is creating better north-south access for our region.
- The new Market Street Bridge Project in Williamsport has been completed and carries Route 15 over the Susquehanna River between the City of Williamsport and Borough of South Williamsport. The single point urban interchange (SPUI) serves as a direct tie-in between Route 15 and Interstate 180.
- The Route 22/Northern Lewistown Bypass Project is completed adding nearly 12 miles of highway and ramps in Mifflin County, including the new Electric Avenue interchange for Routes 22/522 and 322.
Rail SitesClick This link for - Rail Sites Available in Central PA
Airport AccessInternational air service (within hours drive)
Harrisburg International Airport, Wilkes-Barre International Airport
Mifflin County Airport in Reedsville, Mifflin County
Penn Valley Airport in Selinsgrove, Snyder County
Piper Airport in Lock Haven, Clinton County
University Park Airport in State College, Centre County
Pennsylvania's statewide airports connect you with the world outside the Commonwealth, linking you to flights on more than 19 domestic and international carriers. Click this link for a complete listing of Pennsylvania airports