In Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, businesses can enjoy easy access to all major markets nationally and internationally thanks to our excellent transportation assets. We also lead the way to the future of transportation as home to The University of Alabama’s Transportation Institute, which focuses on emerging transportation technology, challenges and solutions.
Tuscaloosa National Airport (TCL)
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)
Alabama has five interstate highway systems connecting to major U.S. markets. Tuscaloosa County is serviced by:
The Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission provides oversight for the prioritization and financing of public road and bridge construction and maintenance projects that are financed by the tax proceeds allocated for use by the Commission.
Motor freight and heavy hauling companies offer freight transportation options for local industry, including liquid or dry bulk trucking and local cartage trucking.
Three railroad systems serve the area for:
The Black Warrior River
The Black Warrior River bisects Tuscaloosa County and is part of Alabama’s network of more than 1,300 miles of navigable waterways (the largest inland waterway system in the U.S.)
The Port of Mobile & Alabama State Port Authority
The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) owns and operates the State of Alabama’s deepwater port facilities at the Port of Mobile, located approximately 225 highway miles from Tuscaloosa.
Tuscaloosa-Northport Inland Dock
ASPA also operates the Tuscaloosa-Northport Inland Dock in Tuscaloosa County, which features a 60’ by 80’ concrete barge dock, mooring dolphins, a 24,000-square-foot warehouse and a 570,000 bushel grain elevator. Private docking facilities are also available in the county.
Parker Towing Company, with headquarters in Tuscaloosa, provides regional and local barge service and has one of the largest barge lines in the Southeast.