As the largest city between Dallas and Denver, Albuquerque and Oklahoma City, Amarillo naturally has excellent connections. And beyond our famed Route 66, we are conveniently connected to the region and the country via rail, air, ports and highways.
The arrival of the railroad led to Amarillo's establishment and we maintain that active rail connection today. The rail line operates a large intermodal facility in Amarillo that handles about 30,000 containers and trailers each year. The Union Pacific-Southern Pacific railroad also has rights to use BNSF tracks in the Amarillo area. Amarillo's prime location also situates us at one of the central points for rail transportation for the busy wind corridor. Two mainlines of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway intersect at Amarillo and provide direct service to:
Our Rick Husband International Airport recently underwent a terminal renovation and was named "Airport of the Year" by the Transportation Security Administration for exhibiting exceptional customer service, all while maintaining the highest level of airport security. The airport also boasts one of the longest runways in the country, which could even accommodate a space shuttle landing. And with more than 50 flights daily, residents are conveniently connected to: