Transportation Network: Major Highways & Air Travel

Interstate MapHighway Transportation Network 

Strategically located 18 miles to the south of Dallas directly along Interstate Highway 35 East (I-35E), Red Oak is located within 45 minutes drive time from five interstate highways.US Highway 77 (US 77) runs concurrently with, or is located very close to I-35. Extending north-to-south through Red Oak, US 77 rejoins I-35E just north of a junction with Texas State Highway 342 (SH 342) in Red Oak. 

Red Oak is ideally positioned less than 45-minutes drive time from five (5) major interstate highways: 

1. IH-35E     (Immediate access) 

2. IH-20       (10 minutes) 

3. IH-45       (15 minutes) 

4. IH-30       (24 minutes) 

5. IH-35W    (43 minutes) 

Air Service
Red Oak is conveniently positioned less than 40 miles, or fewer than 40 minutes travel time from two premier commercial airports: Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport; and, Dallas Love Field Airport.

DFW International (38 miles / 39 minutes) 
With over 191 accessible worldwide destinations and approximately 1,900 flights per day, DFW International is ranked as the third busiest airport in the world. DFW provides nonstop service to 36 international and 133 domestic destinations to more than 60 million passengers annually. Air travel times take less than four hours to any major North American City. 

Dallas Love Field (24 miles / 26 minutes) 
The City of Dallas owns and operates Dallas Love Field, one of the finest general-purpose airports in the world. The airfield is located seven miles northwest of the downtown central business district and is managed by the City's Department of Aviation. Seven full service fixed base operators (FBOs) at Love Field provide general aviation users with a wide variety of services including fuel, maintenance, hangar rentals, and charters.

• Transportation Networks: Highway, Air, Rail, Ports, Intermodal     (PDF)

Texas Report: Logistics Hub of the America's - Office of the Governor     (PDF) 

Air Travel - North America Map - Travel Times                  (PDF)

Railway Networks
Texas’ railroad system is the 2nd largest in the nation, with Red Oak being served by the Union Pacific Railway System (UP). Although Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) is the owner of the railway infrastructure, the UP is the operator and rail service provider with the main railway line extending north-to-south through Red Oak. The UP serves all major cities and gulf ports in Texas, as well as international gateways at El Paso, Laredo, and Brownsville. 

Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.

• Union Pacific - US Railway Network Map      (PDF)

BNSF - US Railway Network Map                   (PDF)

Texas Report: Logistics Hub of the America's - Office of the Governor       (PDF) 

Intermodal Terminals
Texas offers superior transportation and logistical advantages. The state's central location and state-of-the-art transportation network provides timely access to domestic and global markets via air, land, and sea. 

In 2020, more than 7.4 million tons of intermodal freight was shipped from Texas, ranking the state third in the nation. Red Oak is strategically located in close proximity to multiple intermodal terminals that provide convenient accessibility to international destinations for supply chain and logistics. 

Intermodal Facility - Distance in Miles / Travel Time from Red Oak

• UP Dallas Intermodal Terminal: IH-45 – 12 miles/ 19 minutes 

• UP Dallas Intermodal Terminal – 29 miles/ 31 minutes 

• KCS Dallas Intermodal Terminal – 33 miles/ 37 minutes 

• BNSF Alliance Intermodal – 60 miles/ 60 minutes 

• Ft. Worth Alliance Airport – 60 miles/ 60 minutes 

Texas Report: Logistics Hub of the America's - Office of the Governor    (PDF)