Extensive Rail Freight Network

Access to Markets

Within a day’s drive of 40% of the United States and 60% of Canada’s population



30 miles is 30 minutes

Limited congestion, easy access to Interstates



Transportation & Logistics

Conveniently located at the center of more than 40% of the United States’ population and 60% of Canada’s population, Central Pennsylvania is an excellent, central location for manufacturing and distribution facilities.  Central Pennsylvania transportation benefits from the following:

Central Pennsylvania UPS Zone Advantage: Interview with Mike Gilger, Executive Vice President at Moran Logistics, about their Central Pennsylvania location win-win advantage…”It means faster deliveries and lower shipping rates, as Zone 1 covers 40% of the U.S. population…”

Transportation Maps: Click here


Access to Highways

Ground transportation in Pennsylvania is both accessible and has low congestion. 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.

Roadway Improvement Projects

Information 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 significant road infrastructure improvement projects:


Many national and independent trucking companies operate truck load (TL) and less than truck load (LTL) businesses from our region. Companies receiving materials and supplies as well as shipping finished products on to their customers are well served by area trucking firms. Follow this link for further information about Transportation and Logistics in Central Pennsylvania.

Rail Transportation

Rail service provided by award winning North Shore Railroad Company & Affiliates with connections 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.

Click here for more details on Central Pennsylvania rail infrastructure.

Click here for a map of Pennsylvania railroads.

Amtrak has a station in Lewistown, Pennsylvania (Mifflin County)

Air Transportation

Central 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.

Airport Access

International air service (within an hour drive):

Regional airports:

General airports:

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.

IPT135 private charter out of Williamsport, PA, offers service to over 5000 destinations in the United States and Canada.

Bus Lines

Susquehanna Trailways is the primary bus service available in the region, providing bus transportation service from Williamsport to Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York and Elmira, NY. A third-generation, family-owned motorcoach company also operates a fleet of passenger buses available locally. Trained professional drivers are qualified under all current State and Federal D.O.T. rules and regulations.