Transportation & Logistics

 

Harrison County is strategically located in the center of the United States within the Omaha–Council Bluffs MSA. With access to transcontinental interstates, rail, air and barge service, the area has a leading edge logistics advantage.

 

Interstates/Highways

 

Interstate 680, a bypass off Intertate 80, a primary east coast–to–west coast artery, runs along the south boundary of Harrison County.  Interstate 29, a major NAFTA route, runs up the west side of Harrison County.  The area is also served by U.S. Highway 30, a major east-west route.  These major U.S. transportation corridors enable businesses to reach most national markets within one to two days by truck.

 

Freight Services

 

Nearly 100 freight carriers serve the area.

 

Rail

 

Harrison County is well served by rail.

 

Union Pacific’s North–South and East–West trunk lines connect at Missouri valley in the Southwest corner of Harrison County.  Canadian National also has a main rail line traversing Harrison County.

 

Air

 

Two airports are located within 30 minutes of Harrison County.  Eppley Airfield in Omaha provides access to commercial air passenger and air freight services including a foreign trade zone and customs services.

 

For small, private aircraft, the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport has a 4,100 ft. x 75 ft., hard–surfaced runway.

 

Barge

 

Three barge terminals are located in Council Bluffs along the Missouri River.  Waterway transportation is available, generally, from March through November.

 

 

 

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