Pennsylvania has a good connecting highway structure and we chose something that makes us accessible to New York City, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania within a day trip by truck.
~ Rod Reader, Downes and Reader Hardwoods
In addition to an attractive climate for tourism and recreation Monroe County businesses enjoy easy access to the Northeastern market place via I-80, I-380 and the Interstate highway system. Only 75 miles from New York City, 85 miles from Philadelphia and 45 miles from Allentown, businesses can get to where they need to be using our excellent transportation system.
With PennDOT directly responsible for approximately 40,000 roadway miles and 25,000 bridges in Pennsylvania, maintaining our transportation network takes strong partnership among the department, federal and local governments, planning partners and our communities.
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Interstate 80 provides direct East-West access for Monroe County businesses, while I-380 connects I-80 and I-84. Take State Route 33 south and you are only 1/2 hour to the Lehigh Valley and Route I-78 and State Route 22.
Monroe County’s central location allow for easy access to regional, national and international markets. Many common carriers serve the county providing cost effective access by truck. Monroe County is home to FedEx Freight with a facility in Pocono Summit. Call 1-800-GoFedEx for FedEx Freight services.
Air travel alternatives for people in Monroe County are surprisingly abundant with the Lehigh Valley International Airport and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport located within 30 minutes of the county. The Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport is directly adjacent to the Pocono Mountains Corporate Center West and across the street from the Pocono Mountains Corporate Center East. Recent improvements have been made to the airport runway, hangars, and main building and a 24-hour weather hotline is available to pilots. For more information call or click on the names below to visit their websites:
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Mt. Pocono, PA
Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown, PA
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Limousine Service (570) 839-2111 or (570) 424-6913
Taxi Service (570) 223-9289 or (570) 839-1500
Enterprise (800) 736-8222
Alamo (800) 327-9633
Rent A Wreck (800) 383-8288
The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority owns 95 miles of active rail lines in Lackawanna, Wayne, Monroe and Northampton Counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. Our designated regional rail operator, the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co., Inc. (DLRR) provides common carrier rail freight service to more than 25 active rail industries that ship or receive over 7000 carloads per year.
The greatest advantage of our 95 mile rail system is the ability of any of our rail-using industries to have two Class I rail connections, Norfolk Southern Railroad and Canadian Pacific Railway. Our rail users have a competitive advantage in obtaining rates, since the DLRR directly interchanges with both of these Class I rail carriers.
If you have any questions about locating your industry along our regional rail lines, or if your company has any need for rail shipping or receiving, you may contact Larry C. Malski, Esquire, Chief Operating Officer, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority, 280 Cliff Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503. Mr. Malski can be reached by telephone (570-963-6676), Fax (570-963-6718), or e-mail.
Monroe County residents have numerous choices when it comes to public transportation. It is unusual for a rural county to be the beneficiary of the many available alternatives.
Greyhound Bus Lines
Stroudsburg (570) 421-4451 or Mount Pocono (570) 839-7611
Toll Free (800) 231-2222
Delaware Water Gap (570) 421-3040 or Mount Pocono (570) 839-7611, Toll Free (800) 233-8604
Local Bus Service
The Monroe County Transit Authority offers local service to most areas of the county. Schedules of local bus services are available by contacting (570) 839-6282
WGM Transportation also provides local bus and van service. They can be reached at (570) 223-9289
AAA Travel Agency, Stroudsburg (570) 424-2761
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (570) 421-5791 or (800) POCONOS