Transportation

Highway Transportation
Highway 12 runs east and west through Pomeroy. Traveling east, U. S. 12 connects to U. S. 195 going north which connects to Interstate 90 to Spokane. Traveling west from Pomeroy, Highway 12 connects to major highways I-84 and U. S. 395, and turning south at the Tri Cities, Interstate Highway joins into Interstate 5 to Portland.

 

Freight Truck and Delivery Transportation
The region is served by numerous trucking and express package delivery services. Trucking fleets include private contract carriers, corporate truck fleets, and commercial for-hire fleets. Various express package fleets serve the region using the air facilities located in and around the region. Some of the trucking companies include:

 

  • Excell Transport
  • Freight Ways, Inc
  • Oak Harbor Freight
  • Fast Way Freight
  • U S Postal Service
  • Swift Transportation
  • UPS
  • Eagle Transfer
  • FedEx

 

Airport Transportation
Commercial airports serving Garfield County and the Port of Garfield are located in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla, in Washington and in Lewiston, Idaho.

 

Numerous smaller landing strips are available in the area, as well as some general aviation fields. These smaller airports play an important role in agriculture-related operations such as aerial applications and access to remote recreational areas.

 

Walla Walla Regional Airport
Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport
Spokane International Airport
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

 

Water Transportation
The Snake River is an important component of the transportation system serving the region. The river handles a significant amount of grain and other goods produced in the region. The construction of four major dams on the Snake River in the 1950’s to 1970’s, complete with lock facilities, enables ocean going cargo to travel inland as far as Lewiston, Idaho.

 

The Port of Garfield is the only Port District in Garfield County, and its water site is at Central Ferry on Highway 126.

 

Rail Transportation
Garfield County has no rail service.

 

Whitman County is served by the PV-Hooper line and the Palouse Line that are parts of the greater Eastern Washington short-line rail system. The line serves Whitman County, parts of Idaho, and interchanges with both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroad at Ayer, Washington.