Regardless of how you travelwhether its by road, air or even waterwayLoudoun Countys transportation options accommodate all who travel through its boundaries. Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg Executive Airport reside within our borders, while Ronald Reagan National Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport are less than an hour away. Our road infrastructure is well established and expanding. We enjoy both local and regional bus transportation and mass transit options, and have well-established vanpool and carpool programs for commuters. Even historic Whites Ferry offers commuters a viable transportation alternative. Together, Loudouns transportation options allow people to travel within and around Loudoun easily.
Washington Dulles International Airport serves the entire mid-Atlantic region, with carriers flying to numerous destinations worldwide. The airport currently serves 20 million travelers a year and offers continuously expanding cargo service. Eventually, Washington Dulles will accommodate as many as 55 million passengers annually; its current multibillion-dollar expansion project will give the airport an additional runway, new terminals, a passenger train operation, shops and restaurants, and ample parking. Travelers can reach Washington Dulles easily from the 16-mile Washington Dulles Access Highway to the east, the 14-mile Dulles Greenway to the west, and State Route 28 from the north and south.
Leesburg Executive Airport serves the region as well. Located less than a mile from downtown Leesburg, this general aviation facility caters primarily to corporate and private flights and offers far less air traffic congestion than the regions other airport facilities. Flights arriving to and departing from Leesburg Executive Airport will find a 5,500-foot lighted runway, three non-precision instrument approaches, and no ramp or landing fees, making it a sensible solution for both business and leisure travelers.
On the ground, a network of major roadways serves Loudoun. U.S. Routes 15 and 50, State Route 7, and the Dulles Toll Road all run through the county and provide a smooth and even flow of traffic. State Route 7 and U.S. Route 50 link the county to the Capital Beltway, making for easy access to Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area. State Route 28 runs through the center of Eastern Loudouns commercial and industrial hub and provides direct access to the Dulles Toll Road and Route 7. U.S. Route 15 in Loudoun runs from the countys southern boundary northward, to the Maryland state line.
The Dulles Toll Road provides access for non-airport traffic to and from Washington, D.C. and within Fairfax County and Loudoun County. It ends in Loudoun at Route 28, where commuters can either exit or continue westward to Leesburg on the Dulles Greenway, the first privately funded toll road to be built in Virginia since 1816.
In addition, various commuter bus systems and established carpool and vanpool groups make traveling in and around Loudoun and the metropolitan area convenient, cost-effective, and hassle-free.
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