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Transportation

Greenville is served by an east-west freeway, a north-south four-lane highway, two railroads, and two local/regional airports. 
 
Ground transportation
Greenville is conveniently linked to the Raleigh/Cary/Durham/Chapel Hill "triangle" via U.S. Route 264, a high-capacity, yet lightly-used route. Greenville is also easily accessible to Norkfolk/Virginia Beach/Richmond/Washington DC, Wilmington/Myrtle Beach, and Fayetteville/Columbia/Charleston/Savannah.

Regionally, virtually all roads lead to Greenville, which is the commercial, educational, health services, and cultural capital of eastern North Carolina.  
 

Air Transportation
The Pitt County/Greenville area has access to commercial air passenger and air cargo service via two area airports:

The Pitt-Greenville Airport (872 acres):

  • 6,500 feet runway with navigational aids allowing night and inclement weather landings
  • Air passenger service is provided through USAirways Express, which maintains a crew base in Greenville, and offers daily departures from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to Charlotte’s Douglas International.
  • Charter flights available
  • FedEx, USAir, and DHL provide air cargo service; daily pick-up and delivery are available
  • The corporate/passenger terminal was expanded in 2010
  • 250 paved parking spaces Taxi and Limousine Service; Avis, Hertz, Enterprise car rentals
  • Aircraft Storage Hangers (6 private, 4 public – leased)
  • Electrical distribution building; line facilities; maintenance facilities; crash, fire, & rescue unit; AWOS III

 

North Carolina Global TransPark (2,400 acres), Kinston, NC:

  • 11,500 feet runway, the longest civilian runway in NC
  • Located 30 minutes south of Greenville
  • Combines air cargo facilities with a multi-modal transportation, manufacturing, and distribution complex.
  • Designated Foreign Trade Zone 214, allowing export and import of products without many usual customs restrictions and tariffs.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive from Greenville.

 

Rail Transportation 
Greenville is served by CSX Transportation Inc. and Norfolk Southern Railway Company as well as a local shortline railroad, Carolina Coastal Railway, which serve agricultural and industrial facilities in eastern North Carolina.

The systems operate seven days a week and provide daily switching (special switching arrangements can be made). The CSXT and CLNA systems interconnect at Greenville (map of the North Carolina rail system). Van-On-Flat-Car (VOFC, TOFC, COFC, or “piggyback”) service is available on the CSX system in Charlotte (197 miles) or Portsmouth, VA (104 miles). TES Logistics in Greenville also handles VOFC freight. CSXT operates a public track in Greenville, N.C. for loading and unloading of rail cars.

 

Ports 
Greenville is a 1.5 hour drive to the Port of Moorehead City and a 2-hour drive to Norkolk (Port of Virginia).

 

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