MapsArlington’s fully integrated transportation network provides access to Texas, the nation, and markets around the globe affording businesses with a strategic advantage second-to-none. Arlington’s proximity to other major metropolitan areas within the state makes it a central hub for doing business both domestically and internationally. Arlington’s highway and transportation network is served by two Interstate Highways, I-20 and I-30, both running East and West. Other limited-access freeways include U.S. Highway 287, State Highway 360, and close proximity to State Highway 161 (George Bush Turnpike), which also runs North and South making anywhere in the Metroplex accessible within a 30-minute drive. Other major U.S. and State highways connect this north central location to commerce activity in neighboring states as well.

airportDFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Arlington is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from DFW International Airport. DFW International Airport is the world’s fourth busiest airport and handled about 75 million passengers in 2019.  Passengers at DFW Airport can fly directly to 193 destinations nonstop in the United States. In 2019, DFW airport ranked 10th worldwide for timely takeoffs and landings by aviation data provider OAG.  


From 2008 to 2018, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport’s international cargo has grown 45 percent, reaching 911,000 U.S. Tons. As the major mid-continent gateway to the world, DFW continues to boast impressive yearly increases in international cargo. At the end of 2018, the cargo-related annual economic impact was $20.8 Billion.


Recently ranked by the Dallas Business Journal as the DFW Metroplex’s busiest general aviation airport, the Arlington Municipal Airport is a full-service “reliever” airport that is owned and operated by the City of Arlington. The airport encompasses 500 acres and serves as home to over 300 aircrafts. Runway 16/34 is 6,080 ft. x 100 ft. with medium intensity lighting and a full parallel taxiway. The Air traffic control tower is operational from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Two published instrument approaches are available to assist aircraft operations in inclement weather. The city owns and operates 96 t-hangars, a 10,000 sq. ft. maintenance hangar, 140 tie-down spaces, and a 7,000 sq. ft. terminal building. The airport provides a $236 Million impact for the City.


Arlington is served by the Union Pacific (U.P.) Railroad, the largest railroad in North America. U.P. operates its main transcontinental route through Arlington and serves the Great Southwest Industrial Park, General Motors, and other local industries located along one of their most active east-west lines.


The 360-acre Dallas Intermodal Terminal (DIT) is located just 12 miles from downtown Dallas and is designed to support the growing intermodal volume in the region. This central location provides quick access to the counties that comprise 97 percent of the Dallas Metroplex’s population and is in direct proximity to the five fastest growing counties.


Via RideshareRideshare is a transportation option that uses a smartphone application and a fleet of rideshare vehicles to provide a service that has no fixed  schedules, no fixed routes and an infinite number of on-demand stops. Passengers can book a trip on a rideshare vehicle using the free Via app. Customers enter their pick-up and drop-off locations and a vehicle will pick them up within a block or two of their doorstep or a nearby location. Those who don’t have a smartphone to download the app can book a ride by phone at 817-784-7382 for a flat rate of $3.00. For more information, visit the VIA Rideshare website.