Hampton Roads is primarily serviced by Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation. Norfolk Southern is a Fortune 500 holding company with corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach MSA. Currently, the company operates 21,600 miles of track in 22 states in the Southeast and Midwest, as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. The CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
The Heartland Corridor is mostly defined by U.S. 460, which is a highway running east-to-west from Norfolk, Virginia to Frankfort, Kentucky and is considered a spur of U.S. 60. The Corridor is one of the important freight corridors in the eastern United States, providing access between The Port of Virginia and the Midwest. Fore more details, please access the Virginia's Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan.
CSX is a leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America. CSX also has major rail yards, transflo-terminal service bulk transfer terminals, and intermodal terminals in the Virginia Beach area that also provide access to Chicago and other markets.
Virginia Beach is linked to the national markets by one of the country’s most modern interstate and highway systems. The region is served by the following highways:
- Interstate Highway 64, the major east/west route, which connects the East Coast to the Mississippi River Corridor.
- One hour from Interstate Highway 85 and 95, major north/south interstate highway corridors, serving the East Coast.
- Three hours from Interstate Highway 81, another major north/south interstate highway corridor.
The City is connected to the Virginia's Eastern Shore region via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel, which is 23 miles long and it is the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world. The bridge cuts the driving distance to the northeast corridor by 90 miles.