As more and more companies move to Frederick, residents are able to work near where they live. Without rush-hour gridlock, employees arrive on time, ready for a productive day.
We're very well connected. Two interstates and other key highways converge here and shift smoothly into one of the best transportation networks in the east. Both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within an hour's drive. Employers in Frederick say that the connectivity to Washington and Baltimore is a significant competitive advantage without the hassle of rush-hour traffic congestion.
The Port of Baltimore, which lies farther inland than any other Atlantic seaport, provides economical access for domestic and foreign trade. Equally accessible are three major airports that offer flights to virtually every international and national market.
Frederick County is served by Interstates 70 and 270. The county is also fortunate to have an extensive state road system that runs throughout.
For more information about the East Street Extension, a new SHA transportation project connecting I-70 to South East designed to be the gateway to the downtown business district and tourist destination, click here.
To view upcoming State Highway Administration major projects, please click here.
Chart a course to anywhere in the world via three international airports within 45 minutes of Frederick County.
Frederick Municipal Airport has been designated by the FAA as a General Aviation Reliever Airport for Ronald Reagan National, Baltimore-Washington International and Washington Dulles International Airports. Conveniently located at the intersection of Route I-70 and Route I-270, Frederick Municipal Airport is the third busiest airport in Maryland, handling over 156,000 aircraft operations annully and provides business and corporate air services in addition to the availability of flight service on-demand.
Economic Impacts on the Local Economy
Frederick Municipal Aiport generates the following impacts on the local economy:
MARC Rail operates from Point of Rocks and Brunswick (southwestern Frederick County) to Washington DC, and construction of new extension lines brought service to Frederick City and to Rt. 355, at the top of the I-270 technology corridor.
Amtrak provides service to Frederick County through Harpers Ferry, just 5 minutes from Frederick County.
Maryland Midland Railway provides team tracks for transfer from rail to truck at two locations in Frederick County. The closest intermodal terminal used by CSX is located at the Port of Baltimore.
Port of Baltimore
Navigating by sea is easy in one of the fastest growing ports in the east. Baltimore's terminals together handle 20 million tons annually and include the following: Clinton Street Marine Terminal, Seagirt Marine Terminal, Dundalk Marine Terminal, Consolidation Coal Sales Co., South & North Locust Point Marine Terminal, Fairfield Auto Terminal, Chesapeake Terminal, Atlantic Terminal and Hawkins Point Terminal.
The Port of Baltimore can accommodate any type of cargo efficiently and cost effectively. It serves more than 70 ocean carriers that make nearly 2,300 annual port visits at more than 300 foreign ports on every continent. It is the closest Atlantic port to major mideastern population and manufacturing centers.
TransIT Services of Frederick County offers public bus transportation available throughout Frederick City and connecting to other municipalities. TransIT includes service for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Greyhound Bus for Frederick County's business and vacation travelers.
MARC Rail bus service is available from the Brunswick line at Point of Rocks into Frederick City.
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