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Information About Austin, Texas & Trucking in the Area
Austin is the state capital and county seat. Austin is a college town and a high-tech center, as well as a hub for state and county government. The Texas State Capitol Complex is a source of pride for Austin. Built in Texas pink granite, the complex is open to the public 7 days a week. Completed in 1888, the Capitol Building is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Among the major Texas metros of San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, Austin is strategically and centrally located to utilize Laredo, the major port of entry between the U.S. and Mexico—just four hours from Austin via I-35. The Texas Department of Transportation lists Interstate 35 as one of the most traveled corridors in the nation. Truck traffic has grown 6% annually in recent years in Texas, primarily as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Congestion levels and accidents are higher on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin than any other stretch of I-35.
Austin is recognized for having the best roads in the nation for trucking—the distribution and logistics industry making the city attractive for businesses moving cargo in and out of the region.
The Texas Motor Freight Association is an advocate for the large number of over-the-road freight forwarders in Austin, with safety as a priority. The Comprehensive Safety Analysis from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), together with state partners such as the Texas Motor Freight Association, helps to further reduce truck crashes, truck accident fatalities, and injuries on our nation’s highways.
Traveling to Austin can mean using the Austin Bergstrom International Airport, located southeast of the city center. Amtrak‘s Texas Eagle Line provides Austin with service from Chicago to San Antonio and Greyhound also serves the city. Capital Metro is the city’s public bus network. Austin is located on several major freeways. I-35 connects Austin to San Antonio and Dallas; US 290 connects Austin to Houston. Within the city, I-35 and Loop 1 (also called the MoPac Expressway) are the two major north-south expressways. There is one major east-west freeway in Austin: US 290 West-Texas Highway 71.
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