Tyler Transportation Infrastructure
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.
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.
Tyler Transit and Intercity Bus Transportation
Tyler Transit System
The Tyler Transit municipal bus system provides regular service throughout the city.
Visit their web site for routes, hours and other pertinent transit information.
Tyler Transit is housed in the renovated Cotton Belt Railroad Depot downtown.
GoBus provides transportation between 14 counties in East Texas. Phone 800.590.3371
Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus transportation from its bus stop at the corner of North Spring Avenue and 210 East Oakwood Street in downtown Tyler.
Taxi, Bus and Custom Shuttle Services in Tyler
Several transportation companies offer taxi service in Tyler, including Tyler Cab.
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.
Finding reliable group bus transportation in Tyler should never be a hassle, and with GOGO Charters, it won’t be. The company offers full-size bus rentals, mini-bus and shuttle services. Visit the GOGO Charters website or phone 855.826.6770 for more information and no-obligation quotes.
Shuttle Bus and Taxi to Dallas Airports from Tyler
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Shuttle service from Tyler to Dallas, DFW airport, and Love Field is available, both via scheduled shuttles and via chartered vans with custom pickup and dropoff.
A leading service is the one provided by the Airport Shuttle Service of East Texas - Phone 903.534.3688
Highway Infrastructure in and Around Tyler Texas
Toll Loop 49 is available for those heading westbound to Dallas and beyond from Tyler. Toll 49 currently runs from near Whitehouse westward, ending at U.S. 69 between Lindale and Mineola. U.S. Highway 271 provides the shortest access to I-20 when heading east to Longview and Shreveport.
Loop 323 functions as a ground-level 4-6 lane inner-loop, while the new Toll Loop 49 will provide a large outer-loop at its completion.
Highway 110 to the southeast is also known as "Troup Highway" and Highway 155 to the southwest as the "Frankston Highway". Highway 2493 to Gresham, Flint and Bullard is often listed as "Old Jacksonville Highway".
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.
Loop 49 South of Tyler at FM2493 (Staff Photo)
Loop 49 Overpass (Staff Photo)
Old Jacksonville Highway Corridor Widening
Construction was completed in 2021 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.
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, Jack Elementary School, a new Tyler firestation and the Legacy Bend development.
The roadway also includes a hike-and-bike trail that varies between 5 and 10 feet in width, depending on the section.
Getting Around Tyler by Bike
Important Tyler area transportation links:
|The intersection of Loop 323 with South Broadway Avenue (U.S. Highway 69)