Texas’ central location and state-of-the-art transportation network provides timely access to domestic and global markets via air, land, and sea.
There are 382 airports throughout Texas, including 6 heliports, 26 commercial airports and two intermodal facilities. Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport and San Antonio’s Port San Antonio integrate high-capacity industrial airports, Class I rail terminals and direct interstate highway access.
Texas has more miles of public roads and freight rail than any other state. In the first legislative session of his administration, Governor Abbott made transportation funding a major priority. The state began dedicating a portion of state sales tax to improving transportation, allowing funding to increase by as much as $4.5 billion per year without raising taxes, fees, tolls or debt.
With 16 seaports, including 11 deepwater ports, Texas is built for global trade. The largest Gulf Coast container port, the Port of Houston, has led the nation in waterborne foreign trade for 19 consecutive years, allowing the Lone Star State to continue leading the nation in exports.