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TRANSPORTATION

Airports

Shreveport Regional Airport – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has honored Shreveport
Regional Airport with two awards for its efforts to promote safety and efficiency. In addition to being
named 2009 Louisiana Airport of the Year, the airport was singled out among airports in the fivestate
Southwest Region for an Excellence in Construction Safety award. The FAA’s Southwest Region includes
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

  • Designated small hub airport served by four airlines
  • Over 60 scheduled arrivals and departures per day
  • Service provided by
    • American Eagle Airlines to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas (DFW)
    • Allegiant Air service to Las Vegas, Nevada & Orlando, Florida
    • Delta Airlines to Atlanta , Georgia & Memphis, Tennessee
    • United Airlines to Denver, Colorado & Houston, Texas
  • Air Cargo Carriers and Handlers
    • Airborne Express
    • Federal Express
    • United Parcel Service
    • Integrated Airline Services
  • U.S. Customs Office on site – Port of Entry
  • Foreign Trade Zone
Downtown Shreveport Airport
  • General Aviation/reliever airport
  • Houses privately owned and corporate aircraft
  • Houses aircraft maintenance and modification companies
  • Southern University Shreveport airframe and power plant mechanics certification school
  • Primary runway is 5,000 feet

Source: Shreveport Airport Authority

Road Transportation
  • The Greater Shreveport area is served by 3 Interstate Highways: I-20, I-49 and I-220
  • Louisiana Transportation Trust fund was established in 1989
    • All taxes levied on fuels are invested in the trust fund
    • Funds are dedicated for
      • Construction and maintenance of roads and bridges of the state and federal highways
      • State Flood-Control Program
      • Ports, airports, transit, state police for traffic control
      • Parish Transportation Fund
Motor Freight Service
  • Next day and second day motor freight delivery from Northwest Louisiana encompasses most of
    the Sunbelt and Midwest U. S.
  • Northwest Louisiana has convenient access to I-20 (east-west) and to I-49 (north-south)
    which connects Shreveport to I-10 (east-west) in South Louisiana
  • Overnight delivery service can reach more than 43 million people
Public Transportation - SPORTRAN
  • 50 buses operate 7 days a week
  • 9 vans operate a demand-response para transit system 7 days a week with 3 vans available
    on weekends
  • Discount fares accommodate students, senior citizens and monthly riders
Railroads Serving the Region
  • Rail service by
    • Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS)
    • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Shreveport intermodal container loading/unloading at the Kansas City Southern Deramus Yard
  • Next, second and third-day rail service to the Sunbelt and Midwest regions
Port of Caddo Bossier
  • Port of Entry for Foreign Trade Zone and U.S. Customs
  • Industrial Park: Port owns approximately 2,500 acres in Caddo and Bossier Parishes along the Red River, with 220 acres dedicated to maritime infrastructure: land for lease/development.
  • General cargo and liquid wharves
  • 3,200-foot-long slack water harbor and 850 foot long launch basin, 12 foot draft. Service: Terminal slots available.
  • River Navigation: 9 ft. depth and 200 ft. width channel maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers
  • On-dock rail & roll-on/roll-off ramp
  • Comprehensive rail network and three locomotive switch engines
  • Daily service by Union Pacific Railroad with local connections to Kansas Oty Southern and Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Visit the Port of Caddo Bossier Website >

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