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Central and Connected

With direct access to major highways, multi-class rail, commercial air and the Port of Houston, the Brazos Valley’s unique geography and connectivity enables an inland gateway to North America’s major consumer markets. Five of the nation’s 13 largest cities are no more than three hours away on the road. Plus, our transportation options are only growing.

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Highway Access

The interstate-quality State Highway 6 serves as the main north-south thoroughfare through College Station and Bryan. This roadway will be expanding to six lanes in the near future.

State Highway 21 and U.S. Highway 290 provide easy east-west travel to and from Brazos County.

The completion of the extension of State Highway 249 in late 2022 has offered even quicker access from the Brazos Valley to Houston.

In November 2021, the nation's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law designated a new route for Interstate 14, which includes Brazos County. In the coming years, I-14 expansion will take the roadway from western Texas to Georgia. A loop around College Station-Bryan, I-214, is also included in the infrastructure package.

Brazos County, Texas
Mean Travel Time to Work (2016-2020)

Region

Minutes

Brazos County

17.3

Texas

26.6

United States

26.9

Austin

24.6

San Antonio

24.6

Dallas

26.9

Fort Worth

27.5

Houston

27.6

Railroad

The Brazos Valley features several business sites with direct access to Union Pacific rail lines (pictured below in red) running through the region. In addition, Texas Triangle Park, which is operated by the City of Bryan and Brazos County, is the region's industrial rail-served solution.

Port of Houston

Union Pacific's rail lines provide companies with an easy connection to Port of Houston, which regularly ranks first in the U.S. in waterborne tonnage, imports, export tonnage and breakbulk.

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Commercial & Private
Easterwood Airport

Owned by The Texas A&M University System, Easterwood Airport is located minutes from the Texas A&M University campus. American Airlines connects travelers to the world with daily flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. FedEx flies through Easterwood. Astin Aviation also operates a fixed based operator for private aviation.

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Commercial
Nearby Options

Within easy driving distance of the Brazos Valley are Houston's Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports, along with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. There is also local shuttle service to give you a ride to and from each of those airports.

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Private
Coulter Airfield

Owned and operated by the City of Bryan, Coulter Airfield is located off State Highway 21.

Public Transportation

Brazos Transit District (BTD) operates public bus transportation across Bryan/College Station. Nine fixed routes run from 5:00AM to 7:00PM. Day, weekly, monthly and multi-ride passes are available in addition to individual fares. BTD also offers an ADA Paratransit option for those with a disability who cannot access fix routes.

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Did You Know?
High in the Rankings

Niche has ranked Brazos County among the best in Texas and the U.S. when it comes to outdoor activities, environments for young professionals, health, and best counties to live in overall.

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