With the arrival of the George Bush Presidential Library Center, the central location of Bryan-College Station will be as critical as ever to its success as a center of tourism, business, industry and educational pursuits. The community is already prepared with personal transport readily available via airplane, bus and automobile. The railroad brings an additional route of transportation for freight delivery.
Named as the 1998 Texas Airport of the Year by the Federal Aviation Administration, Easterwood Airport continues to serve as one of the primary links between Bryan-College Station and the cities of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. The airport is owned and operated by Texas A&M University and is serviced by American Eagle and Continental Express from its William A. McKenzie Terminal. Passenger traffic at Easterwood Airport has been increasing significantly in recent years. In 2001, more than 95,000 people departed from the airport. In addition to commercial passengers, the airport also hosts freight carriers and a charter service.
Located in College Station: 979-845-5103
Owned by the City of Bryan, the 240 acre airfield located north of Bryan off of Texas 21 has a long history in general aviation. The 4,000 foot lighted runway, on-site maintenance, covered hangars, tie-down facilities and fueling stations are just some of the many services Coulter Field provides. The field is also used for recreational activities including skydiving and gliding. The City of Bryan has proposed to the City Council many improvements to the airfield including the construction of additional hangars and a new terminal building.
Located in Bryan: 979-209-5233
Easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and many places in between are available from Bryan-College Station via Greyhound. Three southbound buses to Houston leave from the Bryan terminal daily as do three northbound buses with two destined for Dallas and one for Temple. Shipping services are also available.
Located in Bryan: 979-779-8071
Looking on a map, Bryan-College Station is located in the middle of a triangle of interstates connecting Dallas, Houston and Austin. US 190 not only connects Bryan-College Station to I-45 but extends all the way into Louisiana. Texas 6 connects the community to I-35 in Waco to the north and to US 290 in Hempstead to the south, which leads to Houston. Likewise US 290 West goes to Austin and to I-35 and is connected to Bryan-College Station by Texas 21.
Of particular interest in terms of highway travel is the opening of the Presidential Corridor linking the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. The corridor crosses five counties, promoting the history of their communities along the way. Former President George Bush was a major participant in the ceremonies unveiling the corridor signs in 1997.
Community leaders and Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee members have been a constant voice to the Texas state legislature regarding the transportation needs of the Bryan-College Station community. The most recent issue addressed by this group was the need to expand Texas 21 to a four-lane highway to better service the increased traffic due to the growth of Texas A&M University.
TXDOT Located in Bryan: 979-778-2165BY
The merger of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company and the Union Pacific Railroad Company leaves Bryan-College Station with one major freight transport provider. Bryan-College Station will continue to be a stop on the Houston-to-Dallas freight line. Corporate headquarters for Union Pacific are located in Omaha, Nebraska.
Located in Bryan: 979-779-9324