Extensive Rail Freight Network
Access to Markets
30 miles is 30 minutes
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:
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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:
- The I-99 and I-80 Interchange Project is the construction of a new high-speed interchange from I-99 onto I-80 at the existing Bellefonte interchange.
- 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 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.
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 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)
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.
International air service (within an hour drive):
- University Park Airport in State College, Centre County [Daily flights to Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and Washington DC]
- Williamsport Regional Airport in Williamsport, Lycoming County [Daily flights to Philadelphia]
- Mifflin County Airport in Reedsville, Mifflin County
- Penn Valley Airport in Selinsgrove, Snyder 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.
IPT135 private charter out of Williamsport, PA, offers service to over 5000 destinations in the United States and Canada.
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.