Washington Transportation

Washington Transportation

Washington Transportation has the second highest percentage of public passage travelers in the United States. There is a big influence of Washington transportation among travelers for its travel pattern. Travelers can roam around in Washington without any hassles. Surprising thing to be remembered here is that 35.4% of people living in Washington do not have own cars to travel. They prefer traveling by the system that is prevailed in a fine tuned manner in the capital city of the United States. The city is renowned by its name. This is the most famous city as it is owned by the United States and its transportation should be leveled higher than any other cities in the world.

Washington Transportation Accessibility:

How to Reach Washington by Rails, Buses and Air?

Amtrak will let you link to downtown Washington situated near the US Capitol. You will get connection to Washington from the suburban area stations like Alexandria, Virginia and New Carrolton and MD. You will get auto train terminal from Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia. You can park your vehicles at Lorton and travel to Washington in an ease manner. You will also find Greyhound Bus service from each of the station to reach Washington. You can also find three major airports in Washington area these are well connected to most of the major cities of the United States. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has every answer for your air travel to Washington to and fro. After reaching Washington, you can have the greater level of Washington city transportation for your entire city tour, which is reliable, convenient and classic.

Washington Transportation - Streets and Highways:

Great Andrew Ellicott and Joseph Ellicott have revised a plan to make systematic arrangement of Washington transportation for its streets and highways earlier. There are numbering for each route for example you will find 1st Street, 2nd Street and 3rd streets etc for every routes. However, these were previously named alphabetically. Most interestingly, all roads end with the suffix. So, you do not get any confusion for searching roads in Washington. Capital Beltway includes major Interstate roadways namely - I-495, I-66, I-95 and I-395. It is, however, no need to mention again that Washington is well connected with most of all major Interstate highways.

Washington Transportation – Well Connection of Railways

Washington has very well connection of freight as well as passenger railways. Top-notch Railway service can be experienced in Washington. Washington metro, MARC and Amtrak are particular to provide commuter rail service in Washington. You can easily get any of these services nearby you. It is reliable and timely maintained service in Washington. There are many stations in Washington so you will get convenient manner of rail transportation. Virginia Railway Express is also one of the most remarkable railway service providers in Washington.

Washington Transportation – Well known Bus Service

Metrobus, DC Circulator and Inter-city bus services are well known in Washington to provide commuters a fine tuned and hassle free travel experience. These are speedy as well as comfortable for long and short distance journey. Most remarkably, Washington provides good facility for student transportation too. Washington transportation has its unique arrangement, which lures world-wide travelers to visit the place again and again.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Washington State Department of Transportation Overview
WSDOT Formed 1964 (1964)
WSDOT Preceding Agencies Washington Department of Highways
Washington State Highway Board
Washington State Highways Department
WSDOT Jurisdiction Washington state
WSDOT Headquarters 310 Maple Park Avenue SE
Olympia, Washington
WSDOT Employees 7,200
WSDOT Executive Paula J. Hammond, CEO and Secretary of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation Website

List of Airports in Washington

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Bellingham BLI BLI KBLI Bellingham International Airport
Friday Harbor FHR FRD KFHR Friday Harbor Airport
Pasco PSC PSC KPSC Tri-Cities Airport
Port Angeles CLM CLM KCLM William R. Fairchild International Airport
Pullman / Moscow, Idaho PUW PUW KPUW Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
Seattle BFI BFI KBFI King County International Airport (Boeing Field)
Seattle / Tacoma (SeaTac) SEA SEA KSEA Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Spokane GEG GEG KGEG Spokane International Airport (Geiger Field)
Walla Walla ALW ALW KALW Walla Walla Regional Airport
Wenatchee EAT EAT KEAT Pangborn Memorial Airport
Yakima YKM YKM KYKM Yakima Air Terminal (McAllister Field)
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports
Eastsound ORS ESD KORS Orcas Island Airport
Reliever Airports
Auburn S50     Auburn Municipal Airport
Everett PAE PAE KPAE Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field)
Renton RNT RNT KRNT Renton Municipal Airport
Snohomish S43     Harvey Airfield
Spokane SFF SFF KSFF Felts Field
General Aviation Airports
Anacortes 74S OTS   Anacortes Airport
Arlington AWO   KAWO Arlington Municipal Airport
Bremerton PWT PWT KPWT Bremerton National Airport
Brewster S97     Anderson Field
Burlington / Mount Vernon BVS MVW KBVS Skagit Regional Airport
Camas / Washougal 1W1     Grove Field
Cashmere 8S2     Cashmere-Dryden Airport
Chehalis CLS CLS KCLS Chehalis-Centralia Airport
Chelan S10     Lake Chelan Airport (was Chelan Municipal Airport)
Cle Elum S93     Cle Elum Municipal Airport
Colfax S94     Port of Whitman Business Air Center (was Whitman Co. Memorial)
Colville 63S     Colville Municipal Airport
Davenport 68S     Davenport Municipal Airport (Davenport Airport)
Deer Park DEW   KDEW Deer Park Airport (was Deer Park Municipal Airport)
Electric City 3W7     Grand Coulee Dam Airport
Ellensburg ELN ELN KELN Bowers Field
Ephrata EPH EPH KEPH Ephrata Municipal Airport
Friday Harbor W33     Friday Harbor Seaplane Base
Hoquiam HQM HQM KHQM Bowerman Airport (was Bowerman Field)
Ione S23     Ione Municipal Airport
Kelso KLS KLS KKLS Southwest Washington Regional Airport (was Kelso-Longview)
Kenmore S60 KEH   Kenmore Air Harbor Inc. Seaplane Base
Langley W10     Whidbey Airpark (Whidbey Air Park)
Lopez Island S31     Lopez Island Airport
Moses Lake MWH MWH KMWH Grant County International Airport
Ocean Shores W04     Ocean Shores Municipal Airport
Odessa 43D     Odessa Municipal Airport
Olympia / Tumwater OLM OLM KOLM Olympia Regional Airport (was Olympia Airport)
Omak OMK OMK KOMK Omak Airport (was Omak Municipal Airport)
Oroville 0S7     Dorothy Scott Airport
Othello S70     Othello Municipal Airport
Packwood 55S     Packwood Airport
Port Townsend 0S9 TWD   Jefferson County International Airport
Prosser S40     Prosser Airport
Puyallup PLU   KPLU Pierce County Airport (Thun Field)
Quillayute / Forks UIL UIL KUIL Quillayute Airport (was Quillayute State Airport)
Richland RLD RLD KRLD Richland Airport
Ritzville 33S     Pru Field
Rosalia 72S     Rosalia Municipal Airport
Shelton SHN SHN KSHN Sanderson Field
Sunnyside 1S5     Sunnyside Municipal Airport
Tacoma TIW TIW KTIW Tacoma Narrows Airport
Toledo / Winlock TDO TDO KTDO South Lewis County Airport (Ed Carlson Memorial Field)
Vancouver VUO   KVUO Pearson Field
Vashon 2S1     Vashon Municipal Airport
Wilbur 2S8     Wilbur Airport (Wilbur Municipal Airport)
Winthrop S52     Methow Valley State Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Almira 1W0     J-Z Airport
Anacortes 21H     Skyline Seaplane Base
Anatone D69     Rogersburg Airport (was Rogersburg State Airport)
Bandera / North Bend 4W0     Bandera State Airport
Battle Ground W52     Goheen Airport (was Goheen Field)
Battle Ground W58     Cedars North Airpark
Bellingham 0W7     Floathaven Seaplane Base
Chewelah 1S9     Sand Canyon Airport
Clayton C72     Cross Winds Airport
Cle Elum 2W1     De Vere Field
Colfax 00W     Lower Granite State Airport
College Place S95     Martin Field
Camano / Stanwood 13W     Camano Island Airfield
Concrete 3W5     Concrete Municipal Airport
Copalis Beach S16     Copalis State Airport (was Copalis Beach State Airport)
Dallesport / The Dalles, OR DLS DLS KDLS Columbia Gorge Regional Airport (The Dalles Municipal Airport)
Darrington 1S2     Darrington Municipal Airport
Easton ESW ESW KESW Easton State Airport
Eatonville 2W3     Swanson Airport (was Swanson Field)
Elma 4W8     Elma Municipal Airport
Forks S18     Forks Airport (was Forks Municipal Airport)
Goldendale S20     Goldendale Airport (was Goldendale Municipal Airport)
Greenwater 21W     Ranger Creek Airport (was Ranger Creek State Airport)
Ilwaco 7W1     Port of Ilwaco Airport (was Ilwaco Airport)
Kahlotus W09     Lower Monumental State Airport
Kennewick S98     Vista Field
Kent S36     Crest Airpark
Laurier 69S     Avey Field State Airport
Leavenworth 27W     Lake Wenatchee State Airport
Lester 15S     Lester State Ultralight Flightpark
Lind 0S0     Lind Airport (was Lind Municipal Airport)
Lynden 38W     Lynden Airport (was Lynden Municipal Airport)
Mansfield 8W3     Mansfield Airport
Mattawa M94     Desert Aire Airport
Mazama W12     Lost River Resort Airport
Mead 70S     Mead Flying Service Airport
Metaline Falls 09S     Sullivan Lake State Airport
Monroe W16     Firstair Field
Morton 39P     Strom Field
Moses Lake W20     Moses Lake Municipal Airport
Oak Harbor OKH ODW KOKH A.J. Eisenberg Airport (was Wes Lupien Airport)
Okanogan S35     Okanogan Legion Airport
Olympia 44T     Hoskins Field
Point Roberts 1RL     Point Roberts Airpark
Poulsbo 83Q PUL   Port of Poulsbo Marina Moorage Seaplane Base
Quincy 80T     Quincy Municipal Airport
Renton W36     Will Rogers Wiley Post Seaplane Base
Republic R49     Ferry County Airport
Rimrock 4S6     Tieton State Airport
Roche Harbor W39     Roche Harbor Seaplane Base
Rochester 8W9     R & K Skyranch Airport
Rosario / Eastsound W49 RSJ   Rosario Seaplane Base
Seattle W55 LKE   Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base
Seattle 0W0     Seattle Seaplanes Seaplane Base
Sekiu 11S     Sekiu Airport
Sequim W28 SQV   Sequim Valley Airport
Silverdale 8W5     Apex Airpark
Skykomish S88     Skykomish State Airport
South Bend / Raymond 2S9     Willapa Harbor Airport
Spanaway 3B8     Shady Acres Airport
Spanaway S44     Spanaway Airport (Spanaway Airpark)
Starbuck 16W     Little Goose Lock and Dam Airport (was Little Goose State Airport)
Stehekin 6S9     Stehekin State Airport
Sultan S86     Sky Harbor Airport
Tacoma W37     American Lake Seaplane Base
Tekoa 73S     Willard Field
Tonasket W01     Tonasket Municipal Airport
Twisp 2S0     Twisp Municipal Airport
Vancouver W56     Fly For Fun Airport
Walla Walla 9W2     Page Airport
Warden 2S4     New Warden Airport
Waterville 2S5     Waterville Airport
Westport 14S     Westport Airport
Wilson Creek 5W1     Wilson Creek Airport
Woodland W27     Woodland State Airport
Other Military Airports
Coupeville NRA   KNRA NOLF Coupeville
Oak Harbor NUW NUW KNUW NAS Whidbey Island (Ault Field)
Port Angeles NOW   KNOW Port Angeles Coast Guard Air Station
Spokane SKA SKA KSKA Fairchild Air Force Base
Tacoma TCM TCM KTCM McChord Air Force Base
Tacoma GRF GRF KGRF Gray Army Airfield (Fort Lewis)
Yakima FCT FCT KFCT Vagabond Army Airfield (Yakima Training Center)
Yakima       Selah Airstrip (Yakima Training Center)
        Notable Private-Use Airports
Blakely Island 38WA BYW   Blakely Island Airport
Center Island 78WA CWS   Center Island Airport
Granite Falls WA25     Green Valley Airfield
Lake Stevens WN53     Frontier Airpark
Lopez Island WA81 LPS   Fishermans Bay / LPS Seaplane Base
Roche Harbor WA09 RCE   Roche Harbor Airport (formerly public-use, FAA: 9S1)
Stuart Island 7WA5 SSW   Stuart Island Airpark
Westsound WA83 WSX   Westsound/WSX Seaplane Base
Yelm 06WN     Western Airpark (formerly public-use, FAA: 92W)
Notable Former Airports
Bellevue BVU     Bellevue Airfield (closed 1983)
Blaine 4W6 BWS   Blaine (closed 2008)
Martha Lake S13     Martha Lake Airport (closed 2000)
Vancouver 59S     Evergreen Field (closed 2006)