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Connected to everywhere. Located in southeast Williamson County, Taylor is just 29 miles northeast of the state capitol of Austin. The county seat of Georgetown is located just 20 miles to the northwest. Situated at the intersection of State Highways 79 and 95, Taylor is just seven miles east of the new State Highway 130, a 79-mile parallel “by-pass” for I-35, which will eventually connect to I-10, providing easy interstate access north-south and east-west. A new east-west highway (Chandler Road/ University Avenue), which will provide a second direct connection point from I-35 to Taylor, is currently under construction.

Taylor is also within close proximity to Houston (155 miles southeast), San Antonio (115 miles southwest) and Dallas (187 miles northeast), not to mention within a three-hour drive of four major U.S. deep-water ports in southeast Texas, including the Port of Houston, one of the largest in the nation.

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) makes it easy to get around by providing local and inter-municipal passenger bus transit throughout the region, with several stops in Taylor, including on-call taxis and buses.

Rail. Amtrak provides daily stops in Taylor for passenger trains running as far north as Chicago and as far west as Los Angeles. The terminal is located at 118 E. 1st Street, near the Union Pacific Yard Office.

Home to a Union Pacific Railroad marshalling yard, roughly 25 trains—all loaded with coal, grain, stacks, racks, aggregates, mixed freight, cars and so forth—chug through Taylor day and night.

Airports. The Austin Bergstrom International Airport is a commercial-airport less than 30 miles away, with 37 non-stop destinations for passengers and freight traffic.

Taylor Municipal Airport covers an area of 106 acres, at an elevation of 600 feet above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with a 4,000 by 75-foot asphalt surface, and it is applying to extend the runway to 5,000 feet to accommodate larger corporate jets. There are 51 hangars. The Taylor Municipal Airport polls fuel prices daily to maintain competitively low prices. For the 12-month period ending July 16, 2008, the airport had 26,100 aircraft operations, an average of 71 per day, all of which were 100 percent general aviation. At that time, there were 11 aircraft based at this airport: 91 percent single-engine and nine percent multi-engine.

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