Transportation

Regional and Local Commuters Take Advantage of Nearby Locations

In St. Joseph, there’s a serious advantage to being “in the middle.” Our unique positioning to highways, roadways, airports and rail lines sets us apart from the entire region. In just minutes, connect into cities like Kansas City and Omaha via Interstate 29 or U.S. Highway 36 — and quickly access Interstate 70, a major national route. We’re near the nation’s manufacturing centers, putting companies within 500 miles of 44 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing establishments. For air travel, it’s only 35 minutes to the Kansas City International Airport and private planes access Rosecrans Memorial Airport, only five minutes from downtown St. Joe. “The Ride” bus system makes numerous daily routes and custom stops, connecting the four corners of our city with ease and convenience. Active rail traffic is another economic development advantage, with connections to major routes through St. Joseph.