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USA Department of Transportation coordinates the planning and development of a safe and balanced transportation system serving people of the country in all the regions. The department manages efficient movement of people or goods of the country. The transportation system of USA includes roadway, airways, railways, seaways, spaceports, bicycle, pedestrian facilities and bus transit.

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Highways in USA

Highways are the backbone to any economy for the movement of goods and people. The National Highway System consists of roadways important to the nation's economy, defense, and mobility. The National Highway System (NHS) includes the following subsystems of roadways:

Interstate highways in USA are denoted as I

I-10 E for Interstate 10, Eastbound
I-310 S for Interstate 310, Southbound
I-35E N for Interstate 35E, Northbound

US highways are denoted as US

US-61 S for U.S. Highway 61, Southbound
US-425W for U.S. Highway 425, Westbound
US-90 BUS S for U.S. Highway 90 Business, Southbound

State highways are denoted as

State Hwy 6 for state highway 6
State Hwy 99W S for state highway 99W, southbound
State Rte 96 for state route 96

CR-10 is read as "County Road Ten"

Some of the major highways in USA

US 1 - It connects Fort Kent, ME to Key West, FL.
US 3- It connects Connecticut Lakes State Forest, NH to Boston, MA
US 12 - It connects Detroit, MI to Aberdeen, WA
US 14 - It connects Chicago, IL Yellowstone National Park, WY
US 27- It connects St. Ignace, MI Ft. Wayne, IN Miami, FL
US 30- It connects Atlantic City, NJ Astoria, OR
US 35- It connects Michigan City, IN Oakwood, IN to Scott Depot, WV (Charleston, WV)
US 41- It connects Ft. Wilkins State Park to MI Miami, FL (Miami Beach, FL)
US 58- It connects Virginia Beach, VA to Cumberland Gap, TN
US 61- It connects Grand Portage, MN to Wyoming, MN to New Orleans, LA
US 69- It connects Albert Lea to MNort Arthur, TX
US 74- It connects N. Wrightsville Beach to NC Chattanooga, TN
US 83- It connects Westhope, ND to Brownsville, TX
US 87- It connects Piegan, MT to Havre, MT to Port Lavaca, TX
US 91- It connects Sweetgrass, MT to Idaho Falls, ID to Brigham City, UT
US 101- It connects Olympia, WA to Los Angeles, CA
US 106- It connects Narrowsburg, NY to Wyalusing, PA
US 127- It connects Grayling, MI toChattanooga, TN
US 138- It connects Big Springs to NE Sterling, CO
US 159- It connects Craig, MO to New Point, MO to Nortonville, KS
US 165- It connects North Little Rock, AR to Iowa, LA
US 167- It connects Hardy, AR to Ash Flat, AR to Abbeville, LA
US 176- It connects Goose Creek, SC to Hendersonville, NC
US 197- It connects Maryhill Jct., WA to Dallesport, WA to Cow Canyon Jct., OR
US 206- It connects Milford, PA to Hammonton, NJ
US 209- It connects Kingston, NYMillersburg to PA (Clarks Ferry, PA)
US 219- It connects Lackawanna, NY to Rich Creek, VA
US 220- It connects Waverly, NY to Rockingham, NC
US 258- It connects Ft. Monroe, VA to Jacksonville, NC
US 271- It connects Fort Smith, AR to Tyler, TX
US 280- It connects (Savannah, GA) Blitchton to GA Birmingham, AL
US 283- It connects Lexington, NE to Brady, TX
US 319- It connects Wadley, GA to Apalachicola, FL
US 322- It connects Atlantic City, NJ to Cleveland, OH
US 340- It connects Frederick, MD to Greenville, VA
US 380- It connects Greenville, TX to San Antonio, NM
US 412- It connects Columbia, TN to Springer, NM

Road Transportation in USA

United States of America relies heavily on its road transportation for the movement of goods and people. There are many intercity buses to explore cities of America. Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations.

Intercity Buses

There are many intercity buses with routes in all parts of USA and many regional intercity services like Megabus and Boltbus. Ticket services are available online for all of the bus services.

Greyhound services

Greyhound provides largest services in the USA serving almost all the destinations. It provides direct services between many pairs of cities. It has a established name for offering safe, enjoyable and affordable services across America. If there are no direct services, transfer between buses can be incorporated into a single ticket.

If the city is not served by Amtrak, Greyhound can be used to make connection by purchasing a ticket for the bus connection from Amtrak in conjunction with the purchase of their rail ticket.

A system map and timetables for all buses can be found here.

For Routes and Services click here.

For tickets click here.

For more information click here.


Megabus has a large presence in parts of the Northeast, South, and Midwest. Megabus tickets can only be bought online or over the phone.

Megabus offers direct connections between many pairs of cities. When a direct service is not available, some combinations of connections can be booked as a single ticket.

To know bus stops click here.

To book tickets online click here.


BoltBus serves the Northeast, the Pacific Northwest, and California and Nevada. To buy tickets click here.


Nemesis is a large provider in the state of Texas, with regular service between the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Waco, Galveston, and Beaumont.

Jefferson Lines

Jefferson Lines operates many routes in the nation's heartland. States covered include Wisconsin, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, Iowa, Arkansas,Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

Book your tickets here.

For more information click here


Trailways is another provider of intercity bus service. They are not a single company, but a group of individual companies allied to form a network. Its services may focus more on intra- rather than inter-regional travel.

For more information click here.

To book tickets click here.


The trucking industry is the main source for the transportation and distribution of commercial and industrial goods using commercial motor vehicles (CMV). CMVs are most often trucks; usually semi trucks, box trucks, or dump trucks.
The trucking industry is a backbone to any economy as they are main provider of raw materials for manufacturing industries, foods and goods for people. Large trucks and buses require a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate.

Registration and Licensing for Drivers

Commercial Drivers License
Getting Started with Registration
Requirements for Driver Medical Fitness for Duty
Driver Medical Exemption Notices
Distracted Driving and Cell Phone Ban


Emergency Declarations
CMV Driving Tips
Physical Exam Forms
Hours of Service Regulations
Drug & Alcohol Testing
Rollover Prevention
CMV Safety Belt Program
Bridge Strikes/GPS
Driver Regulations

Rail Transportation in USA

The USA provides rail facilities in all over the America. Long-distance trains in the USA are operated by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak Long-distance services (on named trains) mostly operate daily on these routes, but some run only three-to-five-days per week. Amtrak connect all of America’s biggest cities and many of its smaller ones.


Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day. Amtrak operates a nationwide rail network, serving more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces.

To find a station click here.

Check out the timetable here.

California Train Routes

Route: Major Cities Served

  • California Zephyr: Chicago - Denver - Glenwood Springs - Emeryville (San Francisco)
  • Capitol Corridor: Auburn - Sacramento - Emeryville (San Francisco) - Oakland - San Jose
  • Coast Starlight: Seattle - Portland - Los Angeles
  • Pacific Surfliner: San Luis Obispo - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - San Diego
  • San Joaquin: San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento - Bakersfield/Southern California
  • Southwest Chief: & Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles
  • Sunset Limited: New Orleans - San Antonio - Los Angeles
  • Texas Eagle: Chicago - St. Louis - Dallas - San Antonio - (Los Angeles)

Northwest Train Routes

Route: Major Cities Served:

  • Amtrak Cascades: Vancouver, BC - Seattle - Tacoma - Portland - Salem - Eugene Northwest
  • Coast Starlight Seattle - Portland - Los Angeles
  • Empire Builder: Chicago - Milwaukee - St. Paul/Minneapolis - Spokane - Portland/Seattle

South Train Routes

Route: Major Cities Served

  • Auto Train: Lorton, VA (Washington, DC) - Sanford, FL (Orlando)
  • Carolinian / Piedmont : New York - Raleigh - Charlotte
  • City of New Orleans: Chicago - Memphis - New Orleans
  • Crescent: New York - Atlanta - New Orleans
  • Northeast Regional : Boston - Providence / Springfield - Hartford - New York - Washington, DC - Lynchburg / Richmond - Petersburg - Norfolk / Newport News - Virginia Beach
  • Silver Service / Palmetto: New York - Washington, DC - Charleston - Savannah - Jacksonville - Orlando - Tampa/Miami
  • Sunset Limited: New Orleans - San Antonio - Los Angeles
  • Texas Eagle: Chicago - St. Louis - Dallas - San Antonio - (Los Angeles)

West Train Routes

Route: Major Cities Served

  • California Zephyr : Chicago - Denver - Glenwood Springs - Emeryville (San Francisco)
  • Coast Starlight: Seattle - Portland - Los Angeles
  • Empire Builder: Chicago - Milwaukee - St. Paul/Minneapolis - Spokane - Portland/Seattle
  • Heartland Flyer : Oklahoma City - Fort Worth
  • Southwest Chief: Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles
  • Sunset Limited: New Orleans - San Antonio - Los Angeles
  • Texas Eagle : Chicago - St. Louis - Dallas - San Antonio - (Los Angeles)

Alaska Railroad

Alaska Railroad operates daily departures mid-May to mid-September. This is a best way to see mountains, glaciers, and wildlife from your seat on the Alaska Railroad. It runs from Seward through Denali, Anchorage, and Fairbanks to North Pole, with spurs to Whittier and Palmer. It also play a vital role in moving Alaska's natural resources primarily coal to ports in Anchorage, Whittier and Seward as well as fuel and gravel for use in Anchorage.

Book Rail tickets online here.

Commuter Rail System

Many large American cities have commuter rail systems that connect the suburbs with that metro area's central metropolis. Bicycles are allowed on board during weekends.

Northeast Zone:

They all are connected to local transit systems and Amtrak:

MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority): It is the public operator of most bus, subway, commuter rail, and ferry routes in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area.

To know schedule click here.

Metro-North- It serves New Rochelle, New York, via the New Haven Line. Service is very frequent during rush hours, with hourly service on weekends.

For schedule and tickets click here.

Long Island Railroad- It provide service from New York City to many points throughout Long Island, including well-known beach resorts such as Montauk.

For schedule and ticket click here.

PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson). It provide service from several underground stations in New York City to Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey.

For schedule and tickets click here.

New Jersey Transit- It serves the US state of New York, New Jersey; Orange, and Rockland counties in New York State; and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. It operates bus, light rail, and commuter rail services throughout the state.

For schedule and tickets click here.

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)- It provides service within and around the greater Philadelphia area, including to Philadelphia International Airport.

For schedules and tickets click here.

In the Washington, D.C. Area:

MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter). It is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. No service on weekends.

For schedule and tickets click here.

VRE (Virginia Railway Express)- It is a rail service that connects the Northern Virginia suburbs to Union Station in Washington, D.C. No service on weekends.

For schedule and tickets click here.

In the Chicago Area:

Metra- It is serving much of the Chicago metropolitan area in northeastern Illinois, with one line extending into southern Wisconsin.

For schedule and tickets click here.

South Shore Line. A single line running along the south shore of Lake Michigan, from Chicago to South Bend, Indiana.

For schedule and tickets click here.

Elsewhere in the United States:

Metrolink- It serves in the Los Angeles area, connecting Los Angeles Union Station with Oxnard, the San Fernando Valley, Lancaster/Palmdale, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County and Oceanside.

For schedule and tickets click here.

Caltrain- Commuter rail service between San Francisco and San Jose, California.

For schedule and tickets click here.

Air Transportation in USA

There are many airports through out the state, various airlines and good connectivity. The major international carriers of the United States are Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. The domestic air system is extensive and reliable, with dozens of competing airlines, hundreds of airports and thousands of flights daily. Some of the major airports in USA are:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Many of the flights to the airport are domestic flights from within the United States where Atlanta serves as a major transfer point for flights to and from smaller cities throughout the Southern United States.

Contact Details
Department of Aviation
P.O. Box 20509
Atlanta, GA 30320
Phone: (800) 897-1910

Website- http://www.atlanta-airport.com/

Los Angeles International Airport

The airport also operates another two international airports, Van Nuys and Ontario International airports, in Southern California.

Contact Details
Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone (310) 646-5252

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) is one of the busiest airports in the US, being a major international and domestic hub for some of the largest carriers in the world (including United Airlines and American Airlines).

Contact Details
10000 W O'Hare Ave
Chicago, IL 60666, United States
1 800-832-6352

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

The airport offers services to 191 destinations worldwide. It has seven runways and 155 aircraft gates. Passenger terminals include four domestic and one international / domestic terminal.

Contact Details
3200 E Airfield Dr, DFW Airport
TX 75261, United States
1 972-973-3112

Denver International Airport
1 303-342-2000

John F. Kennedy International Airport
New York, NY 11430
United States
1 718-244-4444

San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128
United States,1 650-821-8211

Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28208, United States
1 704-359-4013

McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States
1 702-261-5211

Miami International Airport
2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami
FL 33126, United States
1 305-876-7000

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Building 1, Conrad Road,
Newark NJ, US 07114
1 (973) 961 6000

Water Transportation in USA

Waterways are critically important to the transportation of people and goods throughout the world. Fishing and pleasure boats are numerous, and passenger service connects many of the nation's islands and remote coastal areas, crosses lakes, rivers, and harbors, and provides alternative access to Alaska which bypasses Canada.

Major ports in USA

Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles, also called Los Angeles Harbor Department. The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in the United States. The port is under the control of a five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Contact Details

425 South Palos Verdes Street,
San Pedro, California, USA 90731
Phone: (310) 732-7678

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Port of Long Beach, California

The Port of Long Beach, also known as Long Beach's Harbor Department. The seaport is responsible for producing jobs, generating tax revenue, and supporting retail and manufacturing businesses.

Contact Details

Port of Long Beach
4801 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815

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Port of Savannah, Georgia

The Port of Savannah is a major U. S. seaport located at Savannah, Georgia. The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal.

Contact Details
2 Main St, Savannah, GA 31407
United States, 1 912-964-3907

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Port of Oakland, California

It was the first major port on the Pacific Coast of the United States to build terminals for container ships. The Port of Oakland is a major container ship facility located in Oakland, California on San Francisco Bay.

Contact Details
530 Water St, Oakland
CA 94607, United States
1 510-627-1100

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Port of Virginia

The principal facilities of the Port of Virginia are four marine terminals and one intermodal container transfer facility: Virginia International Gateway (VIG), Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT),Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT), at Portsmouth, all on the harbor of Hampton Roads, and the Virginia Inland Port (VIP) at Front Royal, Virginia.

Contact Details
7737 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk
VA 23505, United States
1 757-683-2194

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USA Department of Transportation

The department overviews the entire transportation network of the America. The transportation system in USA comprises of the roadways, airways, railways and the waterways. The mission of the Department is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Contact Details

US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
United States

Phone: 1 (202) 366-4000
TTY/Assistive Device: (800) 877-8339

Business Hours:
8:30am-5:00pm ET, M-F

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