William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island.
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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located approximately 23 miles north of downtown Houston, near the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 North)
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Stafford sits along the U.S. 90A corridor and offers desirable access to U.S. 59 and Beltway 8. Below is the City of Stafford's Major Thoroughfare map.
Rail in the City of Stafford has a long history. The first rail line through Stafford was built in 1853 by Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado (BBB&C), a 20-mile stretch between Harrisburg and Stafford. The line has since expanded to a vast rail network in the Houston area. Today, Union Pacific Railroad owns and operates this line which serves over 30 trains a day and will continue to see further growth in the future.
The State of Texas leads the nation in total rail route miles with 10,384.
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The Port of Houston is located 23 miles from the City of Stafford and is one of the most highly ranked ports in the United States. Each year, more than 200 million tons of cargo move through the Port of Houston, carried by more than 8,000 vessels and 200,000 barge calls.
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The expansion project currently under way at the Panama Canal will increase the size and number of vessels coming into the Port of Houston. You can read more on the positive impacts this will bring to the Houston area here.