Transportation

Transportation 2017-05-18T18:29:55+00:00

Located in the heart of the New York-Newark-Jersey City corridor corridor, Morris County provides easy access to all the major metros in the area as well as national and international markets. The County’s network of highways, airports, waterways, and railroads link businesses with commercial hubs regionally, nationally, and globally.

 RAIL

Morris County is served by three freight railroad companies:

  1. Morristown & Erie Railway
  2. New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railway
  3. Norfolk Southern Railway

Morris County owns 3 railroads which are served and maintained under contract with the Morristown & Erie Railway:

  1. Chester Branch
  2. High Bridge Branch Railroad
  3. Dover & Rockaway Railroad

To view a map of the Morris County freight lines and the industrial properties for sale/lease that are in close proximity to them, please click here.

AIRPORTS

  1. Morristown Airport – Morristown Airport (MMU), a General Aviation Reliever Airport for the New York Metropolitan area, is here to make your travel into New York City and the Northern New Jersey region easy and efficient. Located just 27 miles from the Holland Tunnel, MMU is just minutes to Manhattan, providing easy access to downtown NYC.
  2. Newark Liberty International Airport – Newark International Airport is New Jersey’s aviation hub, offering a full range of domestic and international flights. From Morris County, take NJ Transit rail and transfer at Secaucus Junction to the Northeast Corridor or the North Jersey Coast Line to reach the airport.
  3. John F. Kennedy International Airport – John F. Kennedy International Airport is a major international airport located in the neighborhood of Jamaica in the borough of Queens in New York City, United States, 12 miles (20 km) southeast of Lower Manhattan and 32 miles Morris County’s border.
  4. LaGuardia International Airport – LaGuardia Airport is located in northern Queens, New York, primarily providing domestic flights. From NY Penn Station or the NY Port Authority. LaGuardia Airport is located approximately 25 miles from the county’s border.
  5. Lincoln Park Airport – Lincoln Park Airport is located in Lincoln Park Borough and is a privately owned airport with a flight school

HIGHWAYS AND ROADS

As of 2010, the county had a total of 2,527.39 miles (4,067.44 km) of roadways, of which 2,070.57 miles (3,332.26 km) are maintained by the local municipality, 295.54 miles (475.63 km) by Morris County and 161.28 miles (259.56 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Morris County is served by several major roadways, including Interstate 80, Interstate 287, Interstate 280, U.S. Route 206, U.S. Route 202, U.S. Route 46, Route 10, Route 24, together with a number of county and local roads.

WATER

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the gateway to one of the most concentrated and affluent consumer markets in the world. It is the largest port on the East Coast, and the third-largest in the nation. In 2016, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 3,602,508 cargo containers, valued at nearly $200 billion. These volumes allowed the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast with nearly 30 percent of the total market share.

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