Pennsylvania Transportation

Pennsylvania Transportation

Pennsylvania is a beautiful place surrounded with lots of greenery, mountains and rivers. The transportation is very different from other places and it consists of bridges, roads, railroads, tunnels, stairways and bike paths. Many tourists visit Pennsylvania every year to enjoy the natural beauty. Below is a glimpse of Pennsylvania transportation that you may want to know.   

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Pennsylvania Transportation - Roads

Pennsylvania has a high number of cycles especially during winters. Though the mountains hinder the transportation in Pennsylvania, it is still made accessible to people. The “Parkway East” is the main highway that connects Pittsburg to Pennsylvania. The “Parkway West” connects from downtown Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh International Airport to the main terminal. The “Parkway North” connects the North Hills and the Cranberry area.

Pennsylvania Transportation- Bridges

Pennsylvania is known to have the most number of bridges. There are more than 2,000 bridges that mark the beautiful landscape of Allegheny County. There is a tunnel that connects downtown Pennsylvania to Fort Pitt Bridge.

The Panhandle Bridge which is a railroad bridge takes 42S/47L of subway lines all the way to Monongahela River. Fort Duquesne Bridge, the Three Sisters and the Liberty Bridge are quite well known.

Pennsylvania Transportation - Airports

The Pittsburgh International Airport is a well known airport in the suburban Findlay Township of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is known as the hub for US Airways. The Allegheny County Airport is taken care by the general aviation. The terminal has its art-deco since 1920.

Pennsylvania Transportation - Mass Transit

The Port Authority of Allegheny County coordinates the local public transportation. It is known as the 14th largest urban mass transit in the U.S. It covers 730 square miles which includes a small area of Beaver Washington, Armstrong, Westmoreland and every part of Allegheny County.

The Port Authority Transportation takes care of intercity bus routes, light bus way and two incline systems.

Pennsylvania Transportation - Tunnels

Pennsylvania has many well known tunnels like Fort Pitt Tunnel, Armstrong Tunnel, Squirrel Hill Tunnel, Wabash Tunnel, Mt. Washington Transit tunnel and Liberty Tunnels.

Pennsylvania Transportation - Railroads

The Amtrak intercity rail has a very good service. The Pittsburgh city at one point of time had many freight rail and passenger that connected to railroad lines. Now many railroads are transformed into multipurpose trails.

Pennsylvania Transportation - Staircases and Inclines

Pennsylvania has two inclines- Monongahela Incline and Duquesne Incline that ascend from Mount Washington. At one point of time, Pittsburgh had many inclines.

There are many public staircases in Pittsburgh as compared to any other city in the U.S. The staircases are named as street names which lead to many neighborhoods.

Pennsylvania Transportation - Bus

There are more than 800 buses that are operated by PAT. These buses ply from standard routes to rapid transits. Mostly high-speed articulated buses are used. Some buses also move on the paved area of the light rail line. The buses follow three major routes- South Busway that plies from downtown till Allegheny County. Then the Martin Luther King Jr. Busway, that plies from the Amtrak station till the eastern suburbs and finally the West Busway plies till the western suburbs.

Because of the well organized and convenient transportation, it has made life very easy for everyone. The Pennsylvania transportation is very accessible for everyone.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Agency Overview
PennDOT Formed July 1, 1970
PennDOT Preceding Agencies Department of Highways
Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Traffic Safety
Mass Transit Division
Aeronautics Commission
Department of Revenue (oversaw licensing, registration and inspection of motor vehicles)
PennDOT Jurisdiction State government of Pennsylvania
PennDOT Headquarters 8th Floor, Keystone Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
40°15′59″N 76°53′1″W
PennDOT Employees ~12,000
PennDOT Agency Executive Allen D. Biehler, Secretary of Transportation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Website

List of Airports in Pennsylvania

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Allentown ABE ABE KABE Lehigh Valley International Airport
Erie ERI ERI KERI Erie International Airport (Tom Ridge Field)
Harrisburg / Middletown MDT MDT KMDT Harrisburg International Airport
Latrobe LBE LBE KLBE Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
Philadelphia PHL PHL KPHL Philadelphia International Airport
Pittsburgh PIT PIT KPIT Pittsburgh International Airport
State College UNV SCE KUNV University Park Airport
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton AVP AVP KAVP Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Williamsport IPT IPT KIPT Williamsport Regional Airport
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Altoona AOO AOO KAOO Altoona-Blair County Airport
Bradford BFD BFD KBFD Bradford Regional Airport
DuBois / Falls Creek DUJ DUJ KDUJ DuBois Regional Airport (was DuBois-Jefferson County Airport)
Johnstown JST JST KJST John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport
Lancaster LNS LNS KLNS Lancaster Airport
        Reliever Airports
Beaver Falls BVI BFP KBVI Beaver County Airport
Butler BTP BTP KBTP Butler County Airport (K.W. Scholter Field)
Coatesville MQS CTH KMQS Chester County G. O. Carlson Airport
Doylestown DYL DYL KDYL Doylestown Airport
Harrisburg CXY HAR KCXY Capital City Airport
Monongahela / Belle Vernon FWQ   KFWQ Rostraver Airport
Philadelphia PNE PNE KPNE Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia / Blue Bell LOM BBX KLOM Wings Field
Pittsburgh / West Mifflin AGC AGC KAGC Allegheny County Airport
Pottstown PTW PTW KPTW Pottstown Limerick Airport
Toughkenamon N57     New Garden Airport
West Chester OQN OQN KOQN Brandywine Airport
General Aviation Airports
Allentown XLL   KXLL Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport
Bedford HMZ   KHMZ Bedford County Airport
Bloomsburg N13     Bloomsburg Municipal Airport
Chambersburg N68     Franklin County Regional Airport (was Chambersburg Municipal)
Clarion AXQ   KAXQ Clarion County Airport
Clearfield FIG   KFIG Clearfield-Lawrence Airport
Collegeville N10     Perkiomen Valley Airport
Connellsville VVS   KVVS Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport (was Connellsville Airport)
Corry 8G2     Corry-Lawrence Airport
East Stroudsburg N53 ESP   Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport
Ebensburg 9G8     Ebensburg Airport
Franklin FKL FKL KFKL Venango Regional Airport (Chess Lamberton Field)
Gettysburg W05 GTY   Gettysburg Regional Airport (was Gettysburg Airport & Travel Ctr)
Greenville 4G1     Greenville Municipal Airport
Grove City 29D     Grove City Airport
Hazleton HZL HZL KHZL Hazleton Municipal Airport
Honesdale N30     Cherry Ridge Airport
Indiana IDI IDI KIDI Indiana County Airport (Jimmy Stewart Field)
Jeannette 5G8     Greensburg-Jeannette Regional Airport
Lehighton 22N     Jake Arner Memorial Airport
Lock Haven LHV LHV KLHV William T. Piper Memorial Airport
Meadville GKJ MEJ KGKJ Port Meadville Airport
Mount Pleasant P45     Mount Pleasant-Scottdale Airport
Mount Pocono MPO MPO KMPO Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
New Castle UCP   KUCP New Castle Municipal Airport
Philipsburg PSB PSB KPSB Mid-State Airport
Pottstown N47     Pottstown Municipal Airport
Pottsville ZER   KZER Schuylkill County Airport (Joe Zerbey Airport)
Punxsutawney N35     Punxsutawney Municipal Airport
Quakertown UKT UKT KUKT Quakertown Airport
Reading RDG RDG KRDG Reading Regional Airport (Carl A. Spaatz Field)
Reedsville RVL RED KRVL Mifflin County Airport
Selinsgrove SEG SEG KSEG Penn Valley Airport
Shamokin / Elysburg N79     Northumberland County Airport
Somerset / Friedens 2G9     Somerset County Airport
St. Marys OYM STQ KOYM St. Marys Municipal Airport
Tarentum 9G1     Rock Airport
Titusville 6G1     Titusville Airport
Towanda N27     Bradford County Airport
Washington AFJ WSG KAFJ Washington County Airport
Waynesburg WAY WAY KWAY Greene County Airport
Wellsboro N38     Wellsboro Johnston Airport (was Grand Canyon Airport)
Wilkes-Barre WBW WBW KWBW Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport
York / Thomasville THV THV KTHV York Airport
Zelienople PJC   KPJC Zelienople Municipal Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Bally 7N8     Butter Valley Golf Port
Bellefonte N96     Bellefonte Airport
Bethel 8N1     Grimes Airport
Brogue 9W8     Baublitz Commercial Airport (was Baublitz Airport)
Butler 3G9     Butler Farm Show Airport
Canadensis 8N4     Flying Dollar Airport
Carlisle N94     Carlisle Airport
Centre Hall N74     Penn's Cave Airport
Centre Hall N16     Centre Airpark
Columbia 8N7     McGinness Airport (McGinness Field)
Cresco 48P     Rocky Hill Ultralight Flightpark (was BBI Ultralight Flightpark)
Danville 8N8     Danville Airport
Easton N43     Braden Airpark
Eighty Four 22D     Bandel Airport
Erwinna 9N1     Van Sant Airport (Vansant Airport)
Essington 9N2 PSQ   Philadelphia Seaplane Base
Factoryville 9N3     Seamans Field
Fairfield W73     Mid Atlantic Soaring Center
Finleyville G05     Finleyville Airpark
Fredericksburg 9N7     Farmers Pride Airport
Freeport P37     McVille Airport
Germansville P91     Flying M Aerodrome
Hanover 6W6     Hanover Airport
Irwin / McKeesport 31D     Inter County Airport
Jersey Shore P96     Jersey Shore Airport
Kralltown 07N     Bermudian Valley Airpark
Lebanon 08N     Keller Brothers Airport
Lehighton 14N     Beltzville Airport
Mars P09     Lakehill Airport
Mifflintown P34     Mifflintown Airport
Monroeville 4G0     Pittsburgh-Monroeville Airport
Montrose P32     Husky Haven Airport (formerly private-use, FAA: PA52)
Morgantown O03     Morgantown Airport
Mount Joy / Marietta N71     Donegal Springs Airpark
Myerstown 9D4     Deck Airport
Newry 7G4     Blue Knob Valley Airport
Palmyra 58N     Reigle Field
Perkasie CKZ   KCKZ Pennridge Airport
Philadelphia P72     Penn's Landing Heliport
Philipsburg 1N3     Albert Airport
Pittsfield P15     Brokenstraw Airport
Seven Springs / Champion 7SP     Seven Springs Airport
Shippensburg N42     Shippensburg Airport
Slatington 69N     Slatington Airport
Smoketown / Lancaster S37     Smoketown Airport
Sunbury H11     Sunbury Seaplane Base
Sterling 70N     Spring Hill Airport
Stewartstown 0P2     Shoestring Aviation Airfield (Shoestring Aviation Airport)
Sunbury 71N     Sunbury Airport
Tower City 74N     Bendigo Airport
Tunkhannock 76N     Skyhaven Airport
Unionville / Julian 79N     Ridge Soaring Gliderport
Wattsburg 3G1     Erie County Airport
Wellsville 2N5     Kampel Airport
Williamsburg 6G6     Cove Valley Airport
Other Military Airports
Fort Indiantown Gap MUI MUI KMUI Muir Army Airfield
Willow Grove NXX NXX KNXX NAS JRB Willow Grove
Notable Private-Use Airports
Annville 4PA0     Millard Airport (formerly public-use, FAA: N76)
Bellefonte 03PS     Ziggy's Field
Breinigsville 29PA     Gardner Airport
Farmington PA88     Nemacolin Airport
Notable Former Airports
Burgettstown P64     Miller Airport (closed)
Galeton 5G6     Cherry Springs Airport (closed 2007)
Harrisburg       Olmsted Air Force Base (closed 1969)
Hershey       Hershey Airpark (closed 1981)
Indian Lake 5G2     Indian Lake Airport (closed 1999)
Kutztown N31     Kutztown Airport (closed 2009)
Morris PN0     Echo Airport (closed)
Mount Union MUU   KMUU Huntingdon County Airport (closed)
Pittsburgh       Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (closed 1992)
State College SCE     State College Air Depot (closed 1986-1994?)
Valencia       Glade Mill Airport (closed)
Warminster NJP   KNJP NAWC Warminster (closed 1990s)