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Transportation

Highway

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

The county is bisected by 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 540 daily flights, the Nashville International Airport (BNA) serves non-stop flights to over 90 destinations. 

In 2019, BNA served more than 18.3 million passengers, an increase of 14.2% over 2018, setting a new all-time passenger record for the seventh consecutive year.  For information on the recent BNA expansion visit here!

Located 12 nautical miles south of BNA, sits the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority (MQY). With more than 1,700 acres, the Smyrna Airport is the third largest and busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee. The primary runway is 8,048 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.