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Transportation


Ready to move? Canyon has the drive.
The first products shipped out of Canyon were big—and occasionally ornery. After the Civil War, Longhorns that had once roamed wild became a critical Texas industry, were now part of legendary cattle drives that sustained the state. In 1898, when the Pecos and North Railroad routed through Canyon, the city assumed its place as a major export point for cattle and cotton.

From supplying a hungry nation with beef to providing a critical link in global supply chains, Canyon continues to offer the powerful drive industry needs to move fast and flexibly and to cover ground in the most cost-effective way.

Canyon’s Texas Panhandle location puts Amarillo just 18 minutes away and Lubbock is a fast two-hour drive door-to-door. Location is just one part of the productivity picture. A work-ready labor force and ready-to-go routes keep business operations up and running smoothly and products on the move.

Canyon offers fast access to Interstate routes:

I-27: Just one mile east of Canyon, this critical Texas artery parallels BNSF’s north-south rail route, and runs from Lubbock all the way north to a strategic I-40 connection. U.S. Highway 60, running on a cantilevered path from New Mexico to Oklahoma, intersects with I-27 just outside Canyon.

I-40: Just 18 miles north of Canyon, I-40, the nation’s third-longest interstate highway, offers nation-wide access to markets from the Atlantic Coast in South Carolina all the way to California Metro markets include Raleigh, Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Albuquerque.

As home to two of the nation’s top airlines, American and Southwest, Texas knows how to fly, and Canyon puts two international airports within easy reach. Around the nation or across the globe, Canyon gets you there.

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport: A major terminal renovation has made the Amarillo Airport a welcoming transit point for both international and domestic travel. Less than a half hour from Canyon, the facility is served by three top carriers, with international services provided by American and Continental.

Lubbock’s Preston Smith International Airport: Just 120 miles south of Canyon, the Lubbock airport offers connections through American Eagle, United and Southwest. American Express operates a freight distribution center on the field, while Ameriflight operates UPS cargo service flights.

Rail opportunity: The Southern Transcon route of BNSF, North America’s second largest freight rail network, runs through Canyon, opening the possibility of another multi-modal opportunity.


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