Transportation

The Midland/Odessa area is located in the heart of west Texas on Interstate 20, and provides a hub for transportation access to an international airport, major highways, and rail.

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La Entrada Al Pacifico
MOTRAN
Midland International Air & Space Port
Midland Executive Airpark
Permian Basin MPO

View a PDF of the Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization's I-20 Permian Basin Corridor Study from June 2016.

Air


Midland International Air & Space Port

Serving more than 900,000 passengers annually, Midland International Air & Space Port, owned and operated by the City of Midland, offers residents connection to major hubs throughout the world.

  • Scheduled passenger service provided with 26 flights daily including direct flights to seven major hubs. Non-stop flights to Dallas, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, and Las Vegas are serviced by:
    • Southwest
    • United Express
    • American Eagle
  • No airspace or flight restrictions
  • No noise restrictions or curfews
  • Adjacent land is zoned to ensure compatible development land; with the 75 LDN contour is airport-owned
  • Excellent flying weather, on average there are 347 VFR days per year
  • Newly renovated terminal with easy access to car rental service
  • 40 acres available in spaceport for commercial space flight and aerospace development
  • Close proximity to interstate, federal and state highways, rail lines, and motor freight service providers
  • For cargo and package shipments, MAF is served by Southwest Airlines Cargo, Total Logistics Corporation, Federal Express, and UPS.
  • Successful completion of this program qualifies the students to be eligible to obtain their FAA Airframe & Powerplant Licenses
  • Midland International is the home of Midland College Aviation Maintenance Technology program
  • Midland International Airport is located along the LaEntrada Al Pacifico trade corridor connecting Mexico and Canada.

Midland Executive Airpark

The Midland Executive Airpark is located on the Northern side of the City of Midland and is only minutes from downtown Midland. Midland Airpark is designed to allow easy access to all areas of the Midland Community. Midland Airpark serves the general aviation public which includes business and corporate traffic and is under the operational control of the City of Midland and the Department of Airports.

Midland Executive Airpark
P.O. Box 50547
Midland, Texas 79710

La Entrada Al Pacifico


The Entrance to the Pacific Corridor is a state and federally designated trade corridor from Texas to Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico, and continuing to the Mexican Pacific port of Topolobampo in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Chihuahua is one of the four largest trading partner states with the United States, and this new corridor would capture a majority of this trade for Texas. Long term, after the completion of a highway from Chihuahua City to Topolobampo, and improvement of rail facilities, it would offer Texas with long-term access to a Pacific deep water port that is approximately 500 miles closer and much less expensive than the Port of Los Angeles.

The concept of this major new trade corridor was developed jointly by MOTRAN Alliance and the Departments of Economic Development of the States of Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Durango. All four entities support the development of this corridor strongly. The concept was originally endorsed by Governor Patricio Martìnez Garcìa of Chihuahua, Governor Angel Sergio Guerrero Mier of Durango, and Governor Juan S. Millàn Lizàrraga of Sinaloa and Governor George Bush of Texas.

Ports to Plains


The Ports-To-Plains Trade Corridor is a planned, multi-modal transportation corridor, including a multi-lane divided highway, that facilitates the efficient transportation of goods and services from Mexico through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma, and ultimately on into Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance, based in Lubbock, Texas, is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-driven advocacy group led by mayors, councilpersons, economic development officials, business and other opinion leaders from a nine-state, 2300-plus mile economic development corridor between Texas, and Alberta, Canada. Over the past decade, Ports-to-Plains Alliance members have raised over U.S. $1 billion in federal funding for road improvements in the nine-state Ports-to-Plains region. Today, they collaborate with federal and state leaders, partners in Canada and Mexico, and industry partners, to deliver the infrastructure, food and fuel to secure the quality of life of America's great cities. At the same time, they embrace America's new energy economy, and are capitalizing upon wind power, biofuels and other innovation sectors to renew one of America's greatest legacies, the rural heartland.

Rail


Coast-to-coast rail service is available through the Union Pacific Railroad.

The Union Pacific Railroad and the Agri-Empresa Transloading Facility have connected Midland to the major metropolitan areas of Central and Western United States. The Agri-Empresa Transloading Facility is the newly constructed off-loading point for businesses in the Midland area. Service is provided by the Union Pacific Railroad and the facility can manage a maximum of 210 cars. The facility is ideally located adjacent to Business I-20 and is less than 1 mile from the David Mims Business Park.

The facility is highly utilized by the local oil and gas industry and has become a key component logistically for many successful businesses in the Midland region. 

Union Pacific Rail Map