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Transportation in North Dakota

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North Dakota Department of Transportation[1] is a government agency that oversees transportation system of Department of Transportationthe state. The transportation network of North Dakota that includes air, rail, public transit, and bike/pedestrian systems that is designed to improve and enhance the movement of people as well as goods in North Dakota. In terms of employees, North Dakota has the second smallest department of transportation in the nation.

Many programs have been initiated and implemented by the Department for safety as well as for the beautification of the state. The Programs include:

Contact Details

North Dakota Department of Transportation
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Phone no: (701) 328-2500, 1-855-637-6237 (Toll Free)
Website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/

Road Transportation in North Dakota


The road transportation in North Dakota consists of several interstate highways, state routes, bridges and tunnels. The Department is determined to ensure safe, convenient and excellent transportation and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states. The State has more miles of road per capita than any state in the nation. There are approximately 166 miles of road for every 1,000 people in North Dakota. Therefore, the state has a large road network with a small population base to support it.

The major Interstate highways in North Dakota are:

Highways in North Dakota

  • Interstate 29 (I-29) in North Dakota runs from the southern border of the state with South Dakota near Hankinson to the Canadian border just north of Pembina.
  • Interstate 94(I-94) in North Dakota runs east–west through the central portion of North Dakota.
  • The Bismarck Expressway is a state highway in Mandan and Bismarck in the US state of North Dakota. It carries two unsigned highways that is Interstate 194 (I-194) and North Dakota Highway 810 (ND 810).

North Dakota Scenic Byways


The state of North Dakota is a home of several breathtaking views, extraordinary wildlife, uninhabitated land, rich culture and history, country charm, and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. The best way to experience this beauty of North Dakota is to travel through the Byways. There are beautiful scenic Highways in North Dakota.

Major Scenic Byways in North Dakota are:Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway
  • Chan SanSan Scenic Backway
  • Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Backway
  • Killdeer Mountain Four Bears Scenic Byway
  • Old Red Old Ten Scenic Byway
  • Rendezvous Region Scenic Backway
  • Sakakawea Scenic Byway
  • Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway
  • Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit Scenic Byway
  • Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway

Read More: North Dakota Scenic Byways

Bus Service in North Dakota


There are approximately 35 bus programs in North Dakota which provide the general public which includes physically disabled, elderly, and developmentally challenged individual access to essential goods and services, and also they gives access to recreational, social, and entertainment venues.

The bus service Include:Bus Service in North Dakota
  • Fixed-Route
  • Dial-A-Ride/Para transit
  • Demand/Response
  • Medical Rides
  • City to City
  • Intercity

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Taxi services in North Dakota


Another mode of Transportation in North Dakota is traveling by Taxis. The Local taxi Service Provider in North Dakota is listed below:

Local Taxi Service Providers

Belcourt
  • Royal Coach (701) 477-8120
Bismarck-Mandan
  • Metro Taxi (701) 667-4567
  • Taxi 9000 (701) 223-9000
Devils Lake
  • A-1 Taxi (701) 351-3182
  • Al’s Cab (701) 662-6302
Dickinson
  • D-Cab (701) 690-8625
  • Public Transit (701) 483-6564
Fargo-West Fargo
  • Doyle’s Yellow Checker Cab (701) 235-5535
  • Lucky 7 Taxi (701) 235-1717
Grand Forks
  • City Cab (701) 757-1667
  • Grand Forks Taxi (701) 780-8890
Hengwa Taxicab (701) 215-8161
  • Nodak Radio Cab Company (701) 772-3456
  • Red White & Blue Taxi (701) 746-5008
  • S & S Taxi (701) 772-4142
Jamestown
  • Jamestown Taxi Service (701) 252-4200
  • Last Leg Taxi (701) 320-2456
Minot
  • Central Cab (701) 852-8000
  • Taxi 9000 (701) 852-9000
Valley City
  • South Central Transit Network (701) 840-1406
Wahpeton
  • Twin Town Taxi (701) 642-5757
Williston
  • Basin Cab (701) 577-1957

Bicycle and PedestrianBicycle and Pedestrian

Bicycle and Pedestrian are also a very common mode of transportation in North Dakota. The primary aim of the Transportation Alternatives Program is to give safe and convenient facilities to the people of North Dakota who wish alternative transportation opportunities.

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Air Transportation in North Dakota


The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission[2] is responsible to serve the people of the state by providing economic and technical assistance for the aviation community while making sure the safe and cost effective advancement of aviation in North Dakota. North Dakota has 89 public use airports. The primary airports in North Dakota are: Bismarck Municipal Airport, Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, Hector International Airport, Grand Forks International Airport, Minot International Airport and Sloulin Field International Airport.

Contact DetailsAir Transportation in North Dakota
North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

Physical Address:
Bismarck Municipal Airport - General Aviation Terminal
2301 University Drive - Bldg. 22
Bismarck, ND 58504

Mailing Address:
North Dakota Aeronautics Commission
PO Box 5020
Bismarck, ND 58502-5020

Phone: 701-328-9650
Fax: 701-328-9656
Website: North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

Bismarck Regional Airport

Bismarck Regional Airport

The first airline operation in Bismarck airport started in June of 1931. The airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines.

Contact Details
Bismarck Airport
2301 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone no: (701) 355-1800
Website: Bismarck Regional Airport

Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional AirportDickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport

Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport services eastern Montana, western North Dakota and northwest South Dakota. Currently the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Airport is serviced by United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

Contact Details
Dickinson Airport
11120 42nd Street SW
Dickinson, ND 58601
Website: Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport

Hector International Airport

Hector International Airport


The present terminal of Hector International Airport was set up in the year1986. Today, Hector International Airport is served by United Express Delta, Allegiant and American Eagle with non-stop flights to 11 cities.

Website: Hector International Airport

Grand Forks International AirportGrand Forks International Airport

Grand Forks International Airport is the busiest commercial airport in North Dakota and also the Northern Red River Valley’s doorway to the world. Presently, the airport is served by Allegiant and Delta airlines.

Contact Details
Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority
2301 Airport Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone no: (701)795-6981
Website: Grand Forks International Airport

Minot International Airport

Minot International Airport

Minot International Airport is a non-hub primary public located in north of the central business district of Minot, a city in Ward County in North Dakota. The airport is served by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Allegiant Air.

Contact Details
Minot International Airport
25 Airport Road Minot, ND 58703
Phone no: (701) 857-4724
Website: Minot International Airport

Sloulin Field International AirportSloulin Field International Airport

Located in Williston in North Dakota, Sloulin Field International Airport services western North Dakota and eastern Montana. The airport is served by Delta and United airways.

Contact Details
Sloulin Field International Airport
PO Box 1306
Williston, ND
Phone no: 701-774-8594
Fax: 701-774-1858
Website: Sloulin Field International Airport

Rail Transportation in North Dakota


Rail Transportation is also an important means of transportation in North Dakota. Rail transportation in North Dakota consists of both the movement of people (passenger rail) and movement of goods (freight rail).

Passenger trains in North DakotaPassenger trains in North Dakota

Amtrak operates passenger trains in North Dakota. National Railroad Passenger Corporation or Amtrak is a publicly funded railroad service which started operations on May 1, 1971 to provide United States with the intercity passenger train service.

North Dakota’s only passenger rail service is Amtrak’s Empire Builder. This passenger train runs from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. In North Dakota the Empire Builder operates on the BNSF main line from Fargo to Grand Forks, to near Fort Buford, where it crosses into Montana. The train stoppage is at Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Rugby, Minot, Stanley, and Williston. The trains run twice daily, with one train in each direction.

Read more: Amtrak

Railroads in North Dakota


Presently there are seven railroad companies operating 3, 667 miles of road in North Dakota. Among them two are Class I carriers, three are regional railroads and two are local railroads. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has a classification system the maintains the records of both annual revenue and miles of road.

The seven railroads operating are named below.Freight service in North Dakota

Class I Railroads

The Class I Railroads in North Dakota includes:

Regional Railroads


The following railroads are defined as regional railroads by AAR classification standards because they operate more than 350.

Local Railroads


The local railroads in North Dakota include:

Read more: North Dakota State Rail Plan
References:
  1. North Dakota Department of Transportation
  2. North Dakota Aeronautics Commission
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