Milwaukee Aerotropolis

Infrastructure

  • The Milwaukee metro area offers access to all major modes of transportation – air, water, rail and highway.

    Air
    General Mitchell International Airport features eight (8) airlines offering approximately 141 daily departures. In 2013, Mitchell International served 6.5 million passengers and handled 149 million pounds of freight. The airport also ranked 26th lowest in average domestic airfare among the nation’s top 100 largest airports in a 2013 report by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    Water
    The Port of Milwaukee, located on Lake Michigan, provides Milwaukee with a direct route to the oceans through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The port serves domestic and international locations with waterborne commerce that totaled 2.3 million tons in 2012. Milwaukee also features Lake Express, a high-speed lake ferry that commutes to Muskegon, MI.

    Rail
    Amtrak provides passenger services from Milwaukee to all of their U.S. and Canadian terminals. This includes seven (7) round trips daily between Milwaukee and Chicago. Freight rail is provided principally by four railroads with services to cities across North America.

    Highways
    The Milwaukee metro is accessible by interstates 94, 43, 894 and 794, as well as U.S. Highways 41, 45 and 18. This accessibility has resulted in an average commute time of only 21.9 minutes one way – among the shortest commutes for major U.S. metro areas.

    Mass transit is provided primarily by Milwaukee County Transit System, which features 48 regular routes.