Warren County's Transportation Assets
Northeast U.S. Markets Easily Accessible
The confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and the transportation hub formed by the intersection of two major interstate highways, yields excellent proximity to the major population and capital markets of the Northeast U.S. and Canada.
International Distribution By Truck, Plane, Train, or Ship
Interstates I-87 and I-90 connect the upstate region with the national highway network.
Fast rail service, a year-round deep-water port, and a recently re-developed international airport with direct air service to major markets provide convenient and efficient access to the markets of the Northeastern United States and Canada.
Two major interstate highways serve the upstate region:
I-87 Northway runs north-south, bisecting Warren County and provides truck and auto access to Montreal (north) and the Capital Region and New York City metro area (south).
I-90 (the New York State Thruway), which runs east-west, intersects I-87 in Albany, providing access to Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo to the west, and Massachusetts, including Boston and other New England coastal cities, to the east.
Information about traffic volume throughout the state is available on the NYS Traffic Data Viewer interactive system maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation.
The New York State Dept. of Transportation also maintains a database of its current construction and repair projects, searchable by county and individual communities throughout the state.
Floyd Bennett Memorial/Warren County Airport, is a first class general aviation airport located in Queensbury offering private air and corporate jet facilities, including private hangars and on-site FBO by Rich Air. The airport features 5,000 ft primary runway plus a secondary runway of 4,000 ft. with ILS and GPS approaches.
Albany International Airport is located approximately 45 miles south and is the major airport serving the Capital Region, northeastern New York, and western New England. Recently upgraded facilities provide a full schedule of passenger and freight transportation to U.S. destinations, with worldwide connections.
Albany International Airport averages 90 daily commercial arrivals and 90 daily commercial departures via these airlines and services. Here is further information about air cargo.
Main line service is available from Canadian Pacific Railroad.
In terms of rail service from the Port of Albany, Canadian Pacific and CSX have major classification yards in close proximity, assuring adequate car supply and timely service.
Norfolk Southern has an intermodal facility located approximately 30 miles south of Glens Falls on Route 67 in the City of Mechanicville, NY.
Canadian Pacific also has dockside rail access with no intermediate transshipment at the Ports of Montreal and New York.
Amtrak serves passenger travel with stations in Albany-Rensselaer and Saratoga Springs.
A private rail carrier soon to be determined will provide passenger and freight rail service within Warren County, on existing tracks that extend between Saratoga Springs (Saratoga County) and North Creek (Warren County).
Warren County is 42 miles north of the Port of Albany and its extensive facilities, 175 miles south from the Port of Montreal (the second busiest port in North America), and 200 miles north from the Port of New York (the busiest port in North America).
Cargo can also be moved via the New York State Canal system, connecting the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and Lake Champlain.