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

  • At the intersection of US Route 30, a four lane east-west highway and Interstate 71  , the Mansfield Region has easy access through the U.S.
  • The Region has four lane access to multiple Interstate highways:  I 90/80 – 50 minutes; I 75 -  60 minutes; I 70 -  60 minutes
  • Interstate access also provides major benefits to in-state commerce with easy travel possible from any market in the state to another


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  • The Mansfield Region is served by three railways and an extensive rail siding/rail port
  • Class 1 Norfolk Southern and CSX serve the Region
  • Ashland Railway, a shortline rail to Norfolk Southern, CSX and CN, serves the Region including
    • Mansfield Railport - Mansfield Railport is a state-of-the-art steel ware-house built to serve the needs of the steel industry.
      • 50,000 square feet with 400 ft. dock
      • 625 steel coils capacity averaging 25 tons per coil
      • Expandable by an additional 225,000 square feet
      • Recessed Receiving and Shipping Dock with built-in rail; Ability to receive either coil cars or box cars
      • Capability to accept 7 railcars and 6 tractor & trailers at one time
      • Dock width of over 25 feet allows for continuous loading and unloading
      • Two 40-ton semi-automated custom built Demag Cranes with Bushman Coil Grabs
    • Mansfield Materials Transload Yard with a capacity for 200 rail cars


  • The Mansfield Region is within a 60 minute drive of two international airports - Port Columbus and Cleveland Hopkins -  and a 65 minute drive of the Akron Canton Commercial Airport
  • Mansfield Lahm Airport, centrally located in the Region, supports all types of corporate/executive and private use general aviation activities with considerable room for expansion. Lahm Assets:
    • 9,000 feet & 6,795 feet runways, both with instrument landing capability
    • FAA air traffic control tower
    • Fixed base operator
    • Aircraft storage

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
Port Columbus International Airport is operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees the operation of cargo-dedicated Rickenbacker International Airport and general aviation airport Bolton Field.

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
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
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

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  • The Port of Cleveland which is 75 minutes north transports an average 15 million tons of cargo annually.
  • The Port of Toledo, located 90 minutes to the northwest, transports 12 million tons.

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.