Airports

Name / ID City/Distance Runway 
Length/Width Acres Control 
Tower
Athens Municipal Airport (F44) Athens / 0 miles 3985’/60’ 65 No
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) Tyler / 36.1 miles 7000’/150’ 1200 Yes
Dallas Love Field (DAL) Dallas /78 miles 8800’/150’ 1300 Yes
Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) Dallas/Ft. Worth / 92 miles 13,401’/200’ 1300 Yes
         
Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Airport Master Records as posted on Airport IQ 5010; 
(1) Distance, Rand McNally; September 2015

Nearest Seaports

Name Distance Services
Port of Houston 198.8 miles The Port of Houston has two container terminals: Barbours Cut and Bayport. The Port’s principal cargoes include, Imports: forest products, aggregate, military cargo, steel and project cargo and Exports: bulk grain, potash, forest products, military cargo and project cargo. The Port’s Berths are 225’ wide and the turning basin is 1600’ in diameter allowing vessel lengths up to 1333’. 24/7 Marine Fire Dept.

Barbours Cut specifications

Bayport’s specifications
 
Port of Beaumont 204.6 miles The Port of Beaumont has three major rail carriers; five major roadways and steamship lines. The channel is 400’ wide, 136’ air draft & 40’ deep.

More than 90 acres of all-weather, open storage space
$28 million in rail improvements
Carroll Street Wharf has 1,435 feet of harbor front & 2 sheds of 108,900 sq. ft. of covered storage
Roll on/Roll off ramp with a 40 ft. wide roadway & 94’ x 168” T-head ramp
3.5 million bushel grain elevator
Harbor Island Marine Terminal has 345,000 sq. ft. of covered and open storage space; 1,800 feet of berthing space, 27 acres of open storage
2 Harbor Mobile cranes
     
The Port Caddo-Bossier 149 miles Located on the Red River Waterway, just south of Shreveport-Bossier, LA. The Port has immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight and air transport providing a robust network of distribution, with easy access to I-49 (north-south) and I-20 (east-west). 2,000 acre development site General cargo wharf: 600 feet/General cargo transit warehouse: 30,000 sq. ft./Initial hardstand: 4 acres/Overhead bridge cranes: 30 and 50 tons Rail access (Union Pacific) to cargo wharf and 3 petroleum wharves/Intermodal container freight facility/Fleeting boat on site
Source: Texas Port Association; Port of Houston; Port of Beaumont; The Port Caddo-Bossier; (1) Distance, Rand McNally, September 2015

Motor Freight & Contract Carriers (partial list)

Company Services / Terminal
 

Roadmasters Power Transport, LP

903-675-8550

-Fresh produce
-General freight
-Metal sheet
-Towaway
-Lumber
-Building materials
-Mobile homes
-Machinery
-Oilfield equipment
-Grain feed hay
-US mail
-Refrigerate food
-Agricultural farm supplies
-Construction
 

Rail 1 LLC
903-253-6699

Located in Athens, interstate carrier
26 trucks, 11 trailers
15 drivers
Hauled cargo:
 
-General freight
-Machinery
-Cross ties
-Gravel
 
 
S&S Trucking
903-675-2226
Located in Athens, intrastate non-hazmat carrier
-13 trucks
-13 drivers
Hauled cargo:
-General freight
-Rock, sand & gravel
 
OD Cargo LLC
903-521-3312

Located in Athens, interstate carrier
-8 trucks, 1 tractor, 1 trailer
-8 drivers
Hauled cargo: 

-General freight    

-Building materials              

-Oilfield equipment

-Metal sheet

-Machinery

-Construction

 

       
 
Source: Quick Transport Solutions Inc., September 2015

Parcel Carriers

Name Latest Drop-off Earliest Delivery
 
FedEx
(800) 463-3339
Drop-off: 5:15 pm M-F, 3:30 pm Sat (FedEx facility)
Drop Boxes: 4:00 pm Mon-Fri
Pick-up: 5:30 pm M-F (if scheduled by 3:30 pm)
8:00 am Mon-Fri
 
Greyhound Package Express
(800) 739-5020
Drop-off: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Mon-Sat 9:00 am Mon-Sat
 
UPS Express Pack & Ship
(800) 742-5877
Drop-off: 5:30 pm Mon-Fri, (UPS facility)
Drop Boxes: 4:00 pm Mon-Fri
Pick-up 5:30 pm Mon-Fri
8:00 am Mon-Fri
 
USPS
(800) 275-8777
Drop-off: 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 12:30 pm Sat (USPS facility)
Drop Boxes: 5:00 pm Mon-Fri, 4:30 pm Sat
Pick-up: regular carrier delivery time (if scheduled by 2:00 pm) Mon-Sat
On-Demand Pick-up: same day pick-up within 2-hour window or scheduled
12:00 pm Mon-Sat
 
Source: Staffed locations or authorized ship centers Federal Express, UPS, Ship Greyhound, US Postal Service, September 2015

Public Transportation

Name / Type Service Area Operator
 
Go-Bus
(800) 590-3371
Local service; trips to Tyler from Athens, Gun Barrell, Mabank, Malakoff, Trinidad, Eustace, Seven Points, Tool, Murchison, Brownsboro and LaRue East Texas Council of Governments
 
Greyhound
(903) 597-7441
Nearest Station is in Tyler (36.1 miles). Monday-Sunday 8:00 am -10:00 pm

Greyhound serves more than 3,800 destinations across North America, providing affordable travel to nearly 18 million passengers each year in the United States and Canada. The company also offers charter packages for businesses, conventions, schools and other groups at competitive rates.
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
     
Amtrak
Passenger Train Service
(800) 872–7245
Nearest Station is in Mineola (57.1 miles). Enclosed waiting area with restrooms. Arrive 30 minutes before departure.

Amtrak service area includes 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day ― at speeds up to 150 mph ― to more than 500 destinations.
Amtrak
Source: Go-Bus, East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG); Amtrak, Greyhound Line, October 2015

 

Rail Transportation

Union Pacific RR
 Source: www.railamerica.com;  Federal Railroad Administration www.fra.dot.gov;

 

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