As the center of the Northeast, connectivity is central to our success. Here are the infrastructure assets that keep our economy moving:
Two Interstate highways provide convenient access to major cities both within and outside New York State. I-90 connect to other upstate cities, including Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, to the west and Boston to the east, while I-87 connects south to New York City and north to the Canadian border.
Average Daily Traffic.pdf
As the region’s only international airport, the Albany International Airport is a gateway to the County and the region. The airport serves approximately 1.4 million people per year and provides nonstop services to 25 different destinations in 13 states, Canada, and Washington D.C. The Airport is also the region’s dedicated hub for cargo operations. It handles regularly scheduled commercial air cargo, including FedEx, UPS, and DHL.
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Three Class 1 railroads – CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), and Canadian Pacific (CP) – operate in Albany County and connect it to major freight nodes across the country, including: New York and New Jersey, Buffalo, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, and Atlanta and in Canada at Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. In addition, the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station is the ninth busiest Amtrak station in the County, connecting passengers to New York City, Boston, and more.
Rail Infrastructure Map.pdf
Albany County has two deep water marine terminals that are economic drivers for the County and will serve New York’s burgeoning offshore wind industry. The Port of Albany is a deep, inland, public international port. The Port is the second most active cargo seaport in the state, and possesses heavy lift, on-dock rail capabilities and the largest grain elevator east of the Mississippi River. The Port of Coeymans is located 100 miles North of New York City. It is a privately-owned, deep water marine terminal that can accommodate ships up to 750 feet long and provides tug, barge, heavy lift, and break bulk services.
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Port of Coeymans ›
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is the primary public transit provider in the County. Its bus service provides more than 50 route options in the region including several Bus Rapid Transit routes. In recent years, CDTA has expanded its mobility options with a regional bikeshare program.