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Transportation & Location

Located in the heart of America, 200 miles from the population center of the nation, the City of St. Joseph is the county seat of Buchanan County and the sixth largest city in Missouri. Its strategic location and transportation system provide businesses with efficient access to the rest of the country, and traveling in and around St. Joseph is quick and easy.

Interstate 29, a major north-south interstate highway, runs through St. Joseph, providing a corridor from Canada to Mexico. Northern Missouri’s primary east-west road, U.S. Highway 36, intersects with I-29 in St. Joseph. St. Joseph’s Transit Direct bus system offers fixed routes and four transfer centers with all routes meeting at least once per hour.

Rosecrans Memorial Airport serves general aviation, commercial, and military aircraft with two fully ILS-equipped runways and provides capacity for any size aircraft. The Union Pacific Railway and the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway give direct access to all parts of North America, while the Missouri River, part of the nation's inland waterway system, links St. Joseph to the Gulf of Mexico and points in between.

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