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Tyler Transportation Infrastructure

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, serving all of East Texas with jet service with nationwide flight connections
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with inner Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. A regional bus system and modern jetport provide additional transportation options within and outside of the city.

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) is a state-of-the-art regional airport completely rebuilt in 2002. The airport is located only 10 minutes west of downtown Tyler on Texas Highway 64, at 700 Skyway Boulevard. Rental cars are available on site from Hertz, Avis, and National; on-site short-term and long-term parking is also available.

Flights are offered in Tyler by American Eagle Airlines with connections to the DFW Airport, and by Frontier Airlines to Denver International Airport (DIA).

Shuttle service from Tyler to Dallas, DFW airport, and Dallas Love Field Airport is available, both via scheduled shuttles or via chartered vans, taxis and buses.

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Tyler Transit and Intercity Bus Transportation

Tyler Transit System headquarters in the Tyler Cotton Belt Train Station and Museum
Tyler Transit System

The Tyler Transit municipal bus system provides regular service throughout the city.

Please visit their web site for routes, hours and other pertinent transit information.

Tyler Transit is housed in the renovated Cotton Belt Railroad Depot downtown. The Cotton Belt has played an important role in the development of Tyler over the years. It once included a railway south of Tyler through Gresham, Flint and Bullard.

Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus transportation from its terminal at 303 N Bois d Arc Street downtown.

Taxi Service and Shuttle Services in Tyler

Several transportation companies offer taxi service in Tyler.

Echo Transportation, which is located at 2828 Teague Drive, provides a variety of transit services in Tyler and beyond, including shuttle services, public transportation and more. Phone 903.561.6095.

Beginning in September of 2016, Uber is also available.


Highway Infrastructure in and Around Tyler Texas

Interstate Highway I-20 is a short drive from Tyler via U.S. 69, U.S. 271, or Toll Loop 49.

U.S. Highway 69 is the major north-south route through the city. U.S. Highway 271 runs to the northeast towards an interchange with I-20 and then on to Gladewater.

Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493
Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493 (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)

Texas Highways 31 is a major east-west corridor, to Kilgore and Athens. Highways 64 and 110 are also major routes in and out of Tyler, providing a more northwest-southeast alignment.

Loop 323 functions as a ground-level 4-6 lane inner-loop, while the new Toll Loop 49 is evolving into a large outer-loop.

Toll Loop 49

Texas Loop 49, being built in stages, connects with I-20 near Lindale, providing an additional route from Tyler to this major Interstate route. It also alleviates traffic volumes on other Tyler traffic arteries such as Loop 323 and U.S. 69.

Initial segments were built to the south and west of Tyler, as two-lane limited-access roadways, but right-of-ways are designed for an eventual four-lane highway.

Today, in 2021, six segments of the loop are completed, including the Lindale Relief Route ending at U.S. 69 between Lindale and Mineola. Eventually, Toll Loop 49 will also connect to I-20 east of Tyler, at some point still under study.

Toll 49 and Interstate 20 interchange
Aerial view of construction of the Toll 49 and Interstate 20 interchange, seen in 2017 (Photo courtesy of NETRMA)


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Old Jacksonville Highway Corridor Widening

Construction is underway by TxDOT for the five-laning of two miles of Old Jacksonville Highway (FM 2493) from Gresham to FM 346 in Flint. Improvements include widening the road from two to four lanes, with a center turn lane, at a cost of $14 million. Completion is anticipated in 2021.

Another project, still in the planning stage, will involve the widening of six miles of FM 2493 from Flint to past Bullard at its intersection with U.S. 69.

A third project involves the building of additional lanes on Old Jacksonville from Loop 323 south to Gresham. This will create a six-lane road on this segment, with a center turn lane. Funding in the amount of $52.3 million was approved in late 2017.

Cumberland Road Extension

The new section of Cumberland Road between South Broadway Avenue and Old Jacksonville Highway opened on August 12, 2016. This stretch of road provides an additional 4-lane east-west corridor in Tyler. Along the road are the new Tyler Police Department substation, Faulkner Park, Owens Elementary School, and a new city firestation now under construction.

The roadway also includes a hike-and-bike trail that varies between 5 and 10 feet in width, depending on the section.

Important Tyler area transportation links:

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA)

TxTag website

TxDOT Tyler District

TxDOT Statewide Road Conditions

Tyler Transit

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Tyler Traffic Engineering

Tyler Street Department

The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69)
The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69) in Tyler, Texas

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