Transportation

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Mobility made easy.

Albuquerque’s central location within the southwest and south central United States has been key to its success as a manufacturing and distribution location. And Mesa del Sol has a prime spot in Albuquerque; it’s close to just about everything. I-25, I-40, downtown Albuquerque, Albuquerque’s international airport, Sandia National Laboratories, the University of New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Mesa del Sol is making the most of this location with smart community planning and transportation infrastructure. Innovation Park, Mesa del Sol’s major employment center, is less than ten minutes from the Albuquerque International Sunport and I-25 via the Rio Bravo Interchange and University Boulevard/Rio Bravo Extension. That access will get even better with a planned future interchange on I-25.

Ground transportation.

Albuquerque lies at the intersection of two major interstates: 1-40 and 1-25. Denver and Phoenix are both within 450 miles, as are the key maquiladora markets in southern New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Mexico. Albuquerque is a registered U.S. Port of Entry with its own customs facility, enabling freight cargo to be shipped directly and duty paid locally. In addition, Albuquerque is a designated Foreign Trade Zone, allowing goods to be stored or manufactured within the Zone by foreign or domestic business without U.S. Customs duty imposed.

Airline and Cargo Service.

The Albuquerque International Sunport is not even ten minutes from Mesa del Sol. The Sunport offers approximately 160 flights daily, including non-stop flights to 29 cities around the region and country. Airlines serving the Sunport include:

American Airlines
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways
Air cargo service is available through Federal Express and United Parcel Service (UPS).

Rail transportation.

The Albuquerque metro area is well served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. (In fact, it is the initial reason Albuquerque grew so rapidly many years ago.) A multimodal rail yard is available near Belen, just 30 minutes south of Albuquerque. A commuter rail service, called New Mexico Rail Runner Express, carries passengers to 11 different stops along the Albuquerque-Santa Fe corridor.

Sources: Albuquerque Economic Development and the City of Albuquerque.