Tucson is a vital transportation and distribution hub
Tucson's unique location near Mexico and their deep-water ports, as well as its substantial transportation infrastructure, means excellent access for trade, connecting people and products in today's competitive global marketplace.
Tucson sits at the crossroads of Interstate 19 and Interstate 10
I-10 is one of only three coast-to-coast highways in the country, and I-19 connects directly with Mexico's Federal Highway 15 through Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Tucson established the first municipal airport in the United States
Tucson has long recognized the importance of air access, and Tucson International Airport (TIA) continues to meet the aviation demands of both business travelers and freight, and it is a cornerstone of the region’s tourism and economic development. TIA's world-class facilities have a $3.2 billion economic impact and support approximately 35,000 jobs.
TIA plays a leading role in Tucson's aerospace, industrial, logistics, transportation, and technology sectors
With over 3000 acres of developable land and only 6 miles south of downtown Tucson, TIA's near-term plans focus on efficiency and sustainability, including development of an additional air-carrier runway and enhanced connectivity of multi-modal transit and freight facilities.
The Port of Tucson
The Union Pacific's main line runs east to west through Tucson, giving the City an advantage in transportation and logistics. The Port of Tucson, a multifaceted rail facility, provides a wide variety of rail oriented transportation options including intermodal container handling, boxcar access, and team track.