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Transportation

Highway System

  • The average commute time is 18 minutes
  • I-84 is the major interstate serving the Boise Valley, with I-184 branching toward the northeast into downtown Boise
  • Federal highways 20, 26 and 30, and state highways 21, 44 and 55, also serve the region

Air Service

  • Boise Airport (BOI) is located less than five miles from downtown Boise and handles more than three million travelers each year
  • Served by seven airlines which offer daily nonstop flights to 22 cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle and Las Vegas
  • Fast shipping access – FedEx and UPS both operate out of the Boise Airport
  • Almost 50 motor freight trucking companies, 30 air freight and package express companies, and several air courier services operate from the facility

Rail Access

  • Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad (INPR) provides freight service over four former Union Pacific (UP) branch lines in southwestern Idaho and northeastern Oregon
  • Oregon Division runs from a UP connection at LaGrande to Elgin, OR (21 miles)
  • Idaho Division runs from a UP connection at Payette to Cascade, ID (101 miles)
  • INPR also leases and operates from a connection with UP in Nampa to the Hillcrest switching station near the Boise Airport

Public Transportation

  • ValleyRide provides public bus transportation throughout the Boise Valley
  • Commuteride provides van and carpooling services in the area
  • The Boise Greenbelt is a paved, 25-mile-long bicycle and pedestrian path linking over 850 acres of parks and natural areas along the Boise River

Dennis Johnson, CEO and President
United Heritage Financial Group

"We do a lot of business all over the United States and we have an awfully good airport infrastructure.  We can get from our office to the airport within 12 minutes.  From there, we can go anywhere in the United States and indeed anywhere in the world."  Read on.>>

Transporation facts

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Clark Krause
Executive Director
Mobile: 208-863-9675
Phone: 208-472-5230
ckrause@bvep.org
Jana Jones
Director, Economic Development Services
Mobile: 208-921-4686
Phone: 208-472-5246
jjones@bvep.org
Lisa Bloomquist
Marketing & Content Manager
Mobile: 208-340-6990
Phone: 208-472-5229
lbloomquist@bvep.org
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Suite 300
Boise, Idaho 83702
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