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Transportation

Fast Access by Road, Rail, and Air

Roads

Connected to Interstate 35 by Highway 79, Taylor's highway access has always been an asset. Two new state highways (Toll-130 and Toll-45) just 10 miles from our City makes it easier than ever for companies to move goods and people into and out of Taylor.

  • Interstate 35, located 22 miles west of Taylor, crosses the United States from Mexico to Canada, allowing easy access from Taylor to Laredo, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kansas City, Des Moines, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as the Mexican and Canadian borders.
  • State Highway 79 runs east/west through Taylor, intersecting Interstate 35, 22 miles west of Taylor.
  • State Highway 95 runs from U.S. Highway 190 in Temple, Texas, north/south through Taylor, and south to U.S. Highway 77 in Yoakum, Texas.
  • State Highway 130 is a new tollway that allows drivers to avoid traffic congestion through central Austin and travel nonstop from Georgetown to Buda on the TX-130/TX-45 toll bypass. Located east of I-35 through Williamson and Travis counties, TX-130 extends from I-35 north of Georgetown to I-35 southeast of Austin. It is a four-lane divided facility with major interchanges at I-35, US-79 near Taylor, TX-45 North, U.S. 290, and TX-71. Ultimately, TX-130 will become a six-lane facility with a median capable of accommodating future transportation options such as rail.
  • State Highway 45 provides a cross-city route between Round Rock, Austin, and neighboring communities. It is a four to six-lane divided roadway, with major interchanges at US-183, Loop 1, I-35 and TX-130. The interchange of TX-45 and TX-130 is located 10 miles southwest of Taylor.

Rail

Union Pacific Railroad serves Taylor companies for freight service. Several business sites with direct rail access are currently available. Union Pacific has long maintained a rail marshalling yard with multiple switches and rail sidings in North-South and East-West directions connecting red lines with blue and green lines. Freight relocation services are available locally. Burlington-Northern-Southern-Pacific Railroad (Burlington Northern and Santa Fe) also has rail-sharing agreements in the Taylor area.

Amtrak Railway offers daily passenger rail service on the Texas Eagle connecting Taylor to Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago via Oklahoma City.

Airports

Taylor is located 34 miles away from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is served by 9 major passenger carriers and 5 cargo carriers. ABIA serves 7.7 million passengers each year and offers daily non-stop flights to 32 U.S. and international destinations.

Taylor Municipal Airport is located on Highway 79, northwest of Taylor. The Airport is an important component of economic development for the City of Taylor and the region. The Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division has classified the airport as a general utility business service airport.

Airport fly-in events are scheduled several times a year and include aircraft from all over the region.

More detailed Taylor Municipal Airport information can be obtained from AIRNAV, and general airport information can also be found by visiting the Texas Department of Transportation site.

Lodging, food, and ground transportation at or near the airport include: Best Western Hotel, Mas Fajitas Restaurant and Bar, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Seaports

The Austin region is within 250 miles of 4 of the top 10 U.S. seaports:

  • Houston (165 miles via I-10, BNSF, UP)
  • Beaumont (242 miles via I-10, BNSF, UP)
  • Corpus Christi (219 miles via I-35, UP)
  • Texas City (195 miles via I-10, BNSF, UP)
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