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Transportation Overview

With direct access to the Port of Houston, multi-class rail, and commercial air, the Research Valley’s unique geography and connectivity enables an inland gateway to North America’s major consumer markets. Three of the nation’s 10 largest cities: Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio – are no more than three hours away by car and our state capital, Austin, is quickly accessible in just over 90 miles. The Research Valley is located within 100 miles of both Houston and Austin, and less than 200 miles from Dallas and San Antonio. Our convenient regional airport allows residents to be within one hop of every major national and international destination.
  • Access to an unparalleled transportation network and one-stop-shop international trade/logistics hub.
  • Connected to the Greater Houston region and centered at the hub of the Texas Triangle that is Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
  • Easy connectivity to the Greater Houston region, Port of Houston and a global distribution network.
  • Central Texas location and connectivity to over 14 million people, or 55% of the population of Texas within a 3-hour drive time.
  • Located within 100 miles of Houston and Austin, and less than 200 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio.
For additional information about the Research Valley's infrastructure and market access, please visit our map library or contact us directly.

Highway Access

  • Easy access to major interstate highways which run throughout several areas of Texas and future site on Interstate 14. 
  • State Highway 6 runs north and south through The Research Valley to connect with U.S. Highway 290 to the south and Interstate 45 to the north.
  • Texas Highway 21 runs though The Research Valley connecting to Interstate 35 to the west and Interstate 45 to the east
  • State Highway 249 will connect south of College Station and is a direct connection into Northwest Houston. 
The Research Valley offers efficient land and air transportation infrastructure for businesses operations across every industry. Located in the center of the Texas Triangle that is Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, the Research Valley provides easy connectivity to anywhere in Texas and all parts of the world.
In addition to I-35 and I-45 running north-south on the western and eastern edges, and I-10, running east-west on the southern edge, The Research Valley is served by federal highway, U.S. – 290 and state highways 6 and 21.

Railroad Access

The Research Valley is served by the Union Pacific mainline and several business sites with direct access are available. Texas Triangle Park in the Research Valley's regional industrial rail served solution.


The Research Valley is home to Easterwood Airport (CLL) located in College Station. Easterwood provides daily service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, TX via American Airline and Continental. The airport is equipped with two 5,150 foot runways, one 7,000 foot paved, all-weather runway, an approach lighting system, and FAA control tower, FAA radio communication, and an OmniRange-ILS Navigation Aid.
  • Easterwood Airport provides daily non-stop flights to Houston and Dallas where passengers can connect to national and international destinations.
  • Coulter Field serves private aircraft owners with a 4,000 foot runway, hanger space, and charter flight services.
In addition, the Research Valley neighbors Houston, TX, which is home to both the nearest port and international airport. We are conveniently located less than 100 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, which offers daily international air services.