The Sioux Gateway Airport/Col Bud Day Field serves the tri-state region and completed a $6.2 million renovation in 2011. Commercial air service is provided by American Airlines with service to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Ft. Worth. JetSun Aviation, Sioux City’s FBO, provides extensive services for corporate/private and charter air services.
Sioux City is one of only a handful of cities nationwide who are served by three Class A rail companies: BNSF, UPRR, and Canadian National (CN). In addition, D&I Railroad (DAIR) and the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association (SHRA) are Class II and Class III railroads that operate under trackage rights agreements with the Class I railroad companies. The total miles of track operated in Sioux City is 97.23.
Sioux City has a well-connected transportation network with Interstate 29 providing direct access to the north and south. The $300 million I-29 Reconstruction Project will provide an expansion to 6 lanes throughout Sioux City with a 2018 anticipated completion. Other area routes include US Highway 75/60 (providing a direct 4-lane route to Minneapolis/St. Paul), I-90 which is located 60 minutes north, I-80 located 60 minutes south and Highway 20, an east and west route connecting Chicago and Denver.
Big Soo Terminal is the premier transmodal facility in Northwest Iowa. A rail, truck and barge terminal located at the northern-most point of navigation on the Missouri River, Big Soo will transfer any type of product to and/or from barge, rail or truck, including dry bulk and liquid fertilizer, steel, grains, and iron ore. The facility is serviced by the UP railroad and located along I-29 with easy access to Highways 20, 60 and 75.