Our Strategic Position

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.

By Rail

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:

  • Dallas – 350 miles
  • Denver – 425 miles
  • Kansas City – 600 miles
  • Phoenix – 700 miles
  • Memphis – 725 miles
  • St. Louis – 750 miles
  • Chicago – 1,000 miles
  • Los Angeles – 1,000 miles
  • Pensacola – 1,000 miles
  • Seattle – 1,750 miles
  • Vancouver – 1,900 miles

By Port

The mainlines of the Union-Southern Pacific railroad directly connect Amarillo to three ports:

  • Houston – 500 miles
  • Galveston – 650 miles
  • San Diego – 1,000 miles

By Air

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:

  • Dallas/Ft Worth
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas

Connect With Us

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Doug Nelson

Interim President & CEO

Brian Jennings, CEcD, EDFP

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Steve Pritchett, CEcD

Vice President, Business Development

Reagan Hales

Director, Marketing & Communications

Andy Arias

Servicing Officer, Financial Services

Chris Lyles

Office Administrator