Calhoun County is uniquely situated to offer unsurpassed transportation advantages for companies shipping or receiving their product by rail, truck, or air cargo. Calhoun County offers the following transportation infrastructure for new and existing industries:
Norfolk Southern Corporation (a Class I Railroad) furnishes mainline service in Calhoun County, and also provides inbound and outbound direct service to approximately 50% of the United States, with the remainder of the country accessible through connecting lines. Norfolk Southern also provides intermodal facilities to Calhoun County companies through their intermodal operations in Birmingham. Additionally, Alabama and Tennessee River Railway operates a short-line through the county (formerly a CSX short-line) connecting Guntersville to a rail-yard in Birmingham. Amtrack also has a station in Anniston along its New York – New Orleans Crescent line.×
Calhoun County is ideally located on Interstate 20 in Northeast Alabama. The county is also served by three federal (Hwy 431, Hwy 78, Hwy 278) and six state (Hwy 9, Hwy 21, Hwy 144, Hwy 200, Hwy 202, Hwy 204) highways. The area is home to 12 motor freight carriers including FedEx and UPS. Hwy 431 and Interstate 20 both currently offer transportation to more than 30,000 vehicles per day. Improvements currently underway include the widening of I-20 and construction of the Veteran’s Memorial bypass to expedite transit times and reduce traffic congestion. Whether your goods are heading North, South, East, or West, our federal and state roadways will ensure that transportation is never a problem for your business.×
Calhoun County is perfectly situated to offer outstanding, cost-effective air transportation services. Anniston, Alabama has its own general aviation airport with a 7,000-foot, lighted runway.
Calhoun County also provides easy access to outstanding air service in Birmingham, Alabama (60 miles) and Atlanta, Georgia (90 miles). Birmingham International Airport and Hartsfield International Airport (Atlanta) provide the following services, just a short drive from Calhoun County.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
- Located approximately 60 miles west via Interstate 20
- With approximately 140 flights daily, the airport handles nearly 3,000,000 passengers annually
- 25 cities served non-stop
- Home to 7 major airlines operating at 19 gates
- 7 cargo carriers
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
- Located approximately 85 miles east via Interstate 20
- International service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia & Africa
- 24 domestic and 8 foreign flag carriers
- 151 domestic and 28 international gates
- Non-stop flights serve 165 cities in the U.S.
Anniston Regional Airport
- 7,002 ft. runway
- Accommodates aircraft up to 115,000 pounds per dual wheel
- Tie downs, hanger space, Exxon 100LL and Jet-A fuel available
Port access is as close as Mobile, Alabama. The Port of Mobile is approximately 289 miles from Anniston, Alabama and is the twelfth largest port in the U.S. by volume with 55 million tons of cargo moving in and out of its terminals in 2012 (the latest year for such figures). Coal and timber are the port’s largest exports and South America and Europe are the most frequent destinations for ships. Alternately, the Port of Savannah, the fastest growing seaport in America, is approximately 335 miles to the East of Calhoun County. The Port of Savannah reaches India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Between the Port of Mobile and the Port of Savannah, your goods can reach any corner of the globe and Calhoun County offers your business almost equidistant access to both ports.×