Location & Transportation

Centrally located in the heart of Southern California, Riverside County is a neighbor to San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County and the State of Arizona. Los Angeles County is also conveniently close. A little further on the horizon but easily accessible by cost-effective modes of transportation are San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Mexico and Canada.

Freeway Access: Interstate 10 traverses the entire county from east to west, and Interstates 15 and 215 connect Riverside County with San Diego County and San Bernardino County. Highway 60 and 91 link Riverside County to Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Highway 86 is part of the North American Free Trade Agreement/NAFTA Corridor providing easy access to Imperial County and Mexico. Highways 74, 371, and 111 link cities within the county making the mountain and desert communities easily accessible.

metrolinkRail Service: Santa Fe’s huge, new intermodal terminal is an important transportation link for Riverside County businesses. Rail service connects Riverside County businesses with important markets, ports of entry, and key airports to expedite major national and international commerce transactions.

Metrolink provides commuter rail service from Riverside to Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernadino Counties.

Airports: Riverside County is presently served by 17 airports including the rapidly expanding Ontario International Airport, the Palm Springs Regional Airport and the San Bernardino International Airport. In the future, the March Inland Port will address the rising need for economical air cargo services.

Port Access: Shipping into and out of the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach and the Port of San Diego is easy from Riverside County. Construction has begun on the Alameda Corridor, which will consolidate port truck and rail traffic onto a fast- moving corridor, providing more reliable, higher capacity shipping into and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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