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Operation Oswego County

44 West Bridge St.
Oswego, NY 13126
P: +1 315-343-1545

Daily Commute

Nearly half of the commuters can reach their place of employment in under 25 minutes.

Bus service is available in the cities of Oswego and Fulton, plus the Village of Mexico. Routes include transportation to and from SUNY Oswego, Cayuga Community College, CiTi BOCES, the Department of Social Services and Catholic Charities. Additional routes offer transportation from senior housing to the grocery store on a limited schedule and service to Syracuse.

Taxis, as well as services such as Uber and Lyft, are also available.

Highway

NYS Route 481 is a main north-south route taking travelers from the shores of Lake Ontario to the southern edge of Onondaga County where it meets I-81.

I-81 can be picked up at various points along the center line of the county, giving direct access through New York State, north to Canada and south through the east coast of the US.

NYS Route 104 runs through the county east to west along the shores of Lake Ontario.

Via I-81 or NYS-481, I-90 can be reached for swift east-west travel through New York State. I-90 may also be reached via CR-48/NYS-690 on the west-side of the county.

Rail

CSX offers daily rail transportation to Oswego County, with direct access at several sites and industrial parks. With a nearby rail yard, CSX provides access to more than 21,000 miles of track in 23 states and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, plus 70 ocean, lake and river ports. Coupled with nationwide transloading and warehousing, CSX makes rail a very viable transportation option for Oswego County businesses.

Freight

Over 25 carriers provide both local and long-distance trucking to and from Oswego County. Connecting lines enable transport to every major US market. Local carriers provide transloading from truck to rail and offer myriad warehouse storage options, including dry, climate controlled and frozen.

Port
Train
Multimodal

Port Facilities

The Port of Oswego Authority is a deep-water port on the shores of Lake Ontario. As a hub in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System, it is part of over 2,300 miles of water transportation from Duluth, Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Port of Oswego provides on-dock rail and truck loading, making for a smooth transition of goods to market. Recent upgrades to the Port’s security system allow the Port to handle high-security shipments. Future expansion includes the development of a regional inland port.
 
Located within the City of Oswego, the Port of Oswego is within 30 minutes of most areas within Oswego County.


Port Program & Resources

Oswego County is one of four contiguous counties that comprise Foreign Trade Zone #90, with US Customs Ports of Entry at Syacuse's Hancock International Airport and the Port of Oswego. The benefits of locating within the FTZ could include reduction of duties on materials and finished goods being imported and exported within the zone.

Airports

The Oswego County Airport offers two paved runways (5,200 ft and 4,000 ft) ideal for corporate, commercial and private aviation. There are approximately 170 acres of land available for industrial development immediately adjacent to the Oswego County Airport in the Oswego County Airport Industrial Park (AIP). The AIP has excellent potential for manufacturing or services companies which may find close proximity to air transport service advantageous.

Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport is within minutes of Oswego County and has facilities for passenger and freight transport.

View data for year:
Data Name Value Percent
Distance to Nearest Major Airport from County Population Centroid
Oswego County, NY
(Syracuse Hancock Intl)
30 mi
Data Name Value
Railroads
Has Class I rail? Yes
Class II and/or III lines present? Yes
Intermodal transport lines present? No
Double stack lines present? Yes
Rail Operators 2
Name
CSX Transportation Incorporated
Unknown
Major Ports (within area + 100 mile radius)  
No ports
Data Name Value
Major (within area + 100 mile radius)
Greater Rochester Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID ROC
Number of passengers 2,411,027
Freight 104,949,729 lbs
Mail 1,410 lbs
Runway length 8,001 ft (2,439 m)
Ithaca Tompkins Rgnl
Data Name Value
Location ID ITH
Number of passengers 194,168
Freight 29,464 lbs
Mail 2 lbs
Runway length 6,977 ft (2,127 m)
Syracuse Hancock Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID SYR
Number of passengers 2,025,289
Freight 90,694,334 lbs
Mail 2,211,687 lbs
Runway length 9,003 ft (2,744 m)
Watertown Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID ART
Number of passengers 45,193
Freight 2,950 lbs
Mail 1,350 lbs
Runway length 7,001 ft (2,134 m)
Regional (within area + 100 mile radius)
Griffiss Intl
Data Name Value
Location ID RME
Number of passengers 122
Freight 18,892 lbs
Mail 0 lbs
Runway length 11,821 ft (3,603 m)
General Aviation (within area + 50 mile radius)
Airlane Enterprises
Data Name Value
Runway length 2,220 ft (677 m)
Oswego County
Data Name Value
Runway length 5,196 ft (1,584 m)
Skaneateles Aero Drome
Data Name Value
Runway length 3,350 ft (1,021 m)
Whitfords
Data Name Value
Runway length 3,630 ft (1,106 m)