The Crossroads of America
Two of the nationís most important highways, Interstate 40, which runs from Los Angeles to Raleigh, N.C.; and Interstate 35, which runs all the way from Mexico to Canada, meet in downtown Oklahoma City. Joining them is Interstate 44, running from Wichita Falls, Texas to St. Louis. This intersection of highways ensures Oklahoma Cityís status as a transportation hub.
In the City of Oklahoma City alone there are 12,647 miles of streets; a distance equal to driving from Oklahoma City to Valdez, Alaska. When combined with the Federal and State highways that criss-cross the city, residents are rarely more than 15 or 20 minutes from any destination in the area.
Metro Transit offers more than 25 interconnecting routes, including two Express routes with convenient service and the flexibility of numerous stops throughout the Oklahoma City metro area. The Oklahoma City bus systems cover 465 miles of the metropolitan area.
Oklahoma Spirit Trolley travels throughout the downtown area on the Red & Blue Lines. They also tour the I-40/Meridian corridor on the Orange Line. This transit system provides flexible daily inbound and outbound services.
Oklahoma City's newly-renovated and expanded Will Rogers World Airport is the primary commercial airport for Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Located in the southwest corner of the city, it is easily accessible by interstate, freeway and major traffic thoroughfares. Six major carriers serve the airport (American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United) and provide 19 non-stop flights to 17 different cities.
Two major lines provide most of the rail transportation in the Oklahoma City MSA: Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern & Santa Fe. The two major lines, together with short lines offering regional service, have more than 4,000 miles of track and provide a statewide railroad network connecting Oklahoma communities with other U.S. cities, markets, and ports.
Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak's Heartland Flyer, running its 418-mile daily round trip between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, with stops along the way in Norman; Purcell; Pauls Valley; Ardmore; and Gainesville, Texas.