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Transportation

Highway

Rutherford County is within a one-day drive of 75% of the country’s major markets, and has one of the nation’s best highway systems.

The county is bisected with main thoroughfare Interstate 24, linking Nashville and Chattanooga. Interstate 40 intersects with Interstate 24 and Interstate 65, offering easy access to all directions.

Interstate 840 links with Interstate 24, Interstate 65, and Interstate 40 in the east, with a connection now being built to Interstate 40 to the west.

Air

With more than 440 daily flights, the Nashville International Airport (BNA) serves approximately 75 major markets throughout the country with direct flights to over 50 of those markets.  Recently, British Airways announced non-stop service from London Heathrow to Nashville International Airport starting May 2018.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) recently announced BNA served more than 13.5 million passengers in Fiscal Year 2017, breaking the previous year's record by more than 1 million passengers.  Due to the overwhelming success of FY2017, BNA was recognized by Airline Network News & Analysis as the "Fastest Growing Airport in the Country", adding passengers at an astounding 11 percent increase.

The Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority is the reliever airport for the Nashville International Airport. With more than 1,700 acres, Smyrna Airport is the third largest and busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee. The primary runway is 8,037 feet long and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System, and the second runway is 5,546 feet long. The airfield is equipped with a complete lighting system with intensity sensitive runway lighting. The Air Traffic Control Tower operates 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., seven days per week.

Rail

The region is served by CSX Intermodal in several locations and many of our industrial sites are currently rail-capable or have the capacity to be rail-capable in the future.