Transportation

Moving Business Forward through Connectivity

Rutherford County’s central location provides access to 50% of the U.S. market within 650 miles.

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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 main thoroughfare of Interstate 24 bisects the county. Interstate 40 intersects with Interstate 24 and Interstate 65, offering easy access in all directions. Interstate 840 links with Interstate 24, Interstate 65, and Interstate 40 in the east, with a connection to Interstate 40 to the west.

AIR

Murfreesboro Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport serving Middle Tennessee. The Murfreesboro Airport is one of the only general aviation airports in Tennessee that is self-supporting. The airport has also received fifteen consecutive Front Door Awards from the Tennessee Division of Aeronautics and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is expanding! Currently, the airport has four runways, houses 22 airlines, encompasses 3,900 acres and has 585 daily arriving and departing flights with nonstop flights to 96 airports in North America and Europe. Berry Field Air National Guard Base is also located at Nashville International Airport. The base is home to the 118th Airlift Wing and is the Tennessee Air National Guard headquarters. Construction of an on-site, 14-story hotel and terminal garage development is officially underway, and their New Concourse D was awarded the LEED® Silver Certification for Green Design and Construction.

Smyrna Airport, located twelve miles south of Nashville, is an award-winning, progressive airport dedicated to corporate and general aviation needs. With more than 1,700 acres, Smyrna Airport is the third-largest airport in Tennessee and the busiest general aviation airport in the state. Smyrna Airport users have, within ten miles, access to rail and three interstate systems that bisect Middle Tennessee. Smyrna Airport is located in the geographic center of Tennessee and more importantly the center of the eastern United States. The 400-acre Smyrna Airport Business Park is a well-established, master-planned development offering aviation sites with direct airfield access, corporate headquarter locations and commercial and industrial sites. Middle Tennessee Electric and the Smyrna Rutherford County Airport have completed a solar power project that pumps green energy onto the cooperative’s electric grid. The airport’s solar field covers six acres and consists of over 3,000 panels.

RAIL

CSX Intermodal Terminals, Inc. operates and maintains two major rail yards in Nashville, as well as an Intermodal terminal, TDSI automatic distribution terminal, and TRANSFLO terminal. Nashville is CSX’s division headquarters.

TRANSIT

The Murfreesboro Rover Public transportation system currently offers seven routes in the City of Murfreesboro. Rover buses run Monday through Friday, five days a week, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) operates regional bus routes to several communities in Middle Tennessee, including Murfreesboro, La Vergne and Smyrna. In addition, RTA's rideshare program organizes vanpools and carpools for commuters throughout Middle Tennessee.

The Interstate 24 SMART Corridor expansion serves Davidson and Rutherford Counties. TDOT is currently developing the Interstate 24 SMART Corridor Project, which takes a comprehensive approach to managing the existing infrastructure and improving travel time and reliability between Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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