Miami County Economic Development Group Transportation

Miami County is within one day's drive of 65 percent of the U.S. population and several of the nation's largest seaports. This solid transportation network includes four-lane highways, rail access and general aviation airports .

All this, plus a $146 million upgrade to U.S. Highway 24 (Hoosier Heartland Corridor) makes Grissom Aeroplex the best-connected community in North Central Indiana.

By air, Miami County offers the world. The longest runway in Indiana - capable of accommodating any aircraft currently in service - is available for commercial use under a "joint use" agreement with the United States Air Force.


Norfolk Southern Railroad services Miami County and surrounding communities.    


Miami County is located in North Central Indiana along U.S. 31 and U.S. 24 providing local access to S.R. 35, 16, 18, 19, 124, 218 and Interstates 65, 465, 70, 74, 69, and 80/90 within 65 miles.


Thirteen interstate carriers with terminals in Miami County to include national names like Roadway Express and Yellow Freight. In addition, more than 150 trucking companies serve Miami County out of Indianapolis. Most carriers provide overnight service in a 500-mile radius and second day service in an 800-mile radius.


Indiana's longest commercial runway is located at the Grissom Aeroplex in Miami County and is available for air cargo and aircraft maintenance use through a "Joint-Use" agreement with the United States Air Force Reserve. The Grissom runway is 12,500 ft. long, 300 ft. wide and is supported by a state-of-the-art navigational system. In addition, there are two municipal airports servicing Miami County in Peru and Kokomo . Both airports provide charter service, hangar rental, and flight instruction. Indianapolis International Airport is approximately 65 miles south of Miami County.

Grissom General Aviation capabilities are serviced by an onsite Fixed Base Operator, Montgomery Aviation .


Burns Harbor/Portage provides ship and barge connections to the world through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, including year-round access to the Inland Waterway System, connecting the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico. The port currently has the capability to simultaneously berth ten ships and has a 27-foot draft. The harbor is located approximately 70 miles northwest of Miami County.