Transportation & Logistics
Elgin, Illinois lies at the heart of the nation’s transportation network. Elgin businesses, residents, and visitors have access to one of the greatest multi-modal transportation systems in the nation including the second largest public transportation system, the second largest rail system, the third largest interstate system, the fourth largest highway system, and one of the biggest international airport systems. Elgin businesses, residents and visitors alike count on our safe, effective, accessible transportation system where all modes connect in ways that make travel easy.
Elgin is just 30 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport has opened the second phase of a $220 million northeast cargo development. The 240,000-square-foot Phase II building is home to Burak, Cargolux and Swissport tenant operators. Phase III is expected to be completed in 2020, it will be the largest airside cargo development built in the last decade at a US international gateway. Chicago’s surge in cargo activity is due in large part to its central geography and strong network of transportation infrastructure. Chicago has surpassed its large hub peer airports as the top destination for air trade with China, and trade with Asian countries continues to grow each year as new capacity becomes available at O’Hare.
Elgin has three interchanges
Interstate 90 (I-90) is an east-west transcontinental freeway and the longest Interstate Highway in the United States. Its western terminus is in Seattle, at State Route 519 and its eastern terminus is in Boston at Route 1A.
The western portion of I-90 crosses the Continental Divide over just east of Butte, Montana, connecting major cities such as Spokane, Washington; Billings, Montana; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Madison, Wisconsin.