Mansfield Region Transportation Facts
- Located at the population center of the U.S., the Mansfield Region provides easy access to major national and global markets
- The Region’s transportation infrastructure allows the cost-effective delivery of products and services anywhere at any time
- The Mansfield Region is located within a one-day drive or one-hour flight of over half the population of the U.S. and Canada.
Highways and Roads
Port Columbus International Airport
Port Columbus International Airport is the airport of choice for millions of passengers each year, and a three-year, $80 million terminal renovation and modernization program will position Port Columbus International Airport for future passenger activity. With no significant impact to operations during construction, the program will:
- Build upon the functional characteristics of the existing 55-year-old terminal structure to look and operate like new
- Ensure the functional lifespan of the Port Columbus terminal for at least another 20 years
- Utilize energy and environmentally-efficient materials
- Minimize financial impact to airline partners by funding the program with capital reserves and Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs), which airlines already collect for airport improvements
The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is also the Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 138. As Grantee, the Airport Authority is responsible for the administration, marketing and oversight of FTZ No. 138 and can provide FTZ services in 25 Central Ohio counties. FTZ No. 138 is helping Central Ohio companies compete on a global level by offering tariff and tax relief designed to lower the cost of U.S-based businesses engaged in international trade.
Rickenbacker International Airport
Rickenbacker gives businesses a key competitive advantage for gaining access to the global marketplace. Rickenbacker International Airport is a high-speed international, multi-modal logistics hub and strategically planned cargo complex serving several key business segments, including:
- International airfreight
- Cargo airlines
- Freight forwarders
- Logistics companies
- Internet retailers
- Corporate aviation businesses
Located just 10 miles south of Columbus, Rickenbacker contains two 12,000-foot runways capable of handling any aircraft in the world.
Waterways On Lake Erie
Freight Rail and Port Access
The Heartland Corridor allows double-stacked freight trains to travel directly from the Port of Virginia (Norfolk International Terminals) to a state-of-the-art intermodal facility located at Rickenbacker International Airport
The National Gateway Corridor provides the Columbus Region with additional port connections in Baltimore, MD, and Wilmington, N.C.