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Transportation  Information

Baltimore County’s transportation network is one of our greatest competitive advantages. It features an interconnected and multimodal system of transportation that makes sense for any business.


Baltimore County is a hub of connecting north-south and east-west highways providing excellent and efficient access to any area. All industrially-zoned land in the County lies less than five miles (eight kilometers) from an interstate highway. Well-maintained state and County roads, covering more than 2,750 miles (4,300 kilometers), serve areas which are not reached by the extensive expressway system. More than 2,224 miles (3,759 kilometers) of these roads are maintained by the County. 

  • I-95: The John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95) provides for rapid transportation of goods and people from the County to any location on the East Coast. Heading north, I-95 links up with the Delaware Memorial Bridge and the New Jersey Turnpike. 
  • I-70: Provides access to western markets through western Pennsylvania and into Ohio. 
  • I-83: Heads north linking to I-81 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and south linking Baltimore County to Baltimore City. 
  • I-695: The Baltimore Beltway (I-695) surrounds the city and connects with I-95 and I-70.
  • I-795: The Northwest Expressway (I-795) parallels Reisterstown Road and links with Westminster Pike and Hanover Pike. This expressway creates easy access to Owings Mills, one of Baltimore County’s two growth areas. 

Other major highways that connect Baltimore County to its neighbors include, I-895, U.S. 1, U.S. 40 and I-195.

Mass Transit

The Maryland Transit Administration provides a number of local and regional public transportation options throughout Baltimore County. 


CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway, and the Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad provide freight carriage.

Deep Water

Port of Baltimore: Located 150 miles inland, the Port of Baltimore is the closest East Coast port to the Midwest. It is accessible to several major interstate highways located within minutes of its terminals. By truck, cargo leaving the port is within an overnight drive to two-thirds of America's population. Business at the Port of Baltimore generates about 14,630 direct jobs, while about 108,000 jobs in Maryland are linked to port activities. The port is responsible for $3 billion in personal wages and salary and more than $300 million in state and local taxes. 

Tradepoint Atlantic: Tradepoint Atlantic at Sparrows Point is positioned to be North America’s premier industrial gateway driving the flow of commerce between the U.S. and global markets through access to land, rail and sea. The 5.3 square-mile site features more than 3,300 acres zoned for industrial use, deep water access near the Port of Baltimore, and an interconnected transportation network, including direct connection to two Class One railroads and interstate highways. 


Baltimore County is a close drive to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The County is home to Martin State Airport in Middle River, one of the largest general aviation facilities in the U.S., with full-service transient capability.

Revised December 21, 2016         


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