A number of major highways help you crisscross the undulating topography of Westmoreland County making it possible to travel to all points of the county quickly and easily. The Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), I-70, U.S. Routes 30 and 22, and a number of State Routes connect our communities for quick and efficient movement of people and goods to the rest of our region and beyond.
Westmoreland County Transit Authority serves as the key public transportation service for traveling in and around Westmoreland County. WCTA is complemented by various taxi services and private passenger lines. If air travel is your preferred mode of transportation, nearby Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, located in Unity Township (near Latrobe), is the largest airport in the county and caters to more than 200,000 passengers each year with direct flights to several US cities including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas (coming in June 2013). Arnold Palmer Regional Airport amenities include short screening lines, fast baggage claim, free parking, a travel agency, automobile rental, and several nearby lodging facilities. If your travel plans are a bit more aggressive, Pittsburgh International Airport – roughly a one hour drive – is ready to connect you to the world.
Commercial and manufacturing transportation services are supplied to the county through service at Pittsburgh International Airport, as well as rail service through Conrail and other numerous motor freight carriers, and the Allegheny and Monongahela River systems. UPS, FedEx, and other companies are also available for shipping needs.
Westmoreland County has two Amtrak Train Stations, one in Greensburg and one in Latrobe. Both stations are served by the Pennsylvanian, a 444-mile daytime Amtrak train running once daily in each direction between New York and Pittsburgh via Philadelphia. The Greensburg Train Station opened in 1912 and is now one of the most heavily used stops on the Amtrak route to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, or New York. The station includes a public lobby with an information center, a snack area, public restrooms, a comfortable waiting area and a full service restaurant.
The Rostraver Airport, located in Belle Vernon, handles more than 100 take-offs per day and serves both general and corporate aviation flights. Rostraver Airport covers 300 acres, has one runway, an administration building, restrooms, restaurant, taxi service, car rental, and is easily accessible to State Routes 136 and 51. The Inter County Airport in Irwin, the Mount Pleasant-Scottdale Airport in Mt. Pleasant, and the Greensburg-Jeannette Airport in Jeannette all provide additional options for personal and business travel.
Pittsburgh International Airport is the area’s most popular destination for domestic and international air travel. It is located approximately an hour away from Westmoreland County, in nearby Allegheny County. Pittsburgh International Airport is a world class facility that accommodates more than 10 million travelers each year. In addition to being a popular air travel facility, the airport has also grown to become a major economic generator for Southwestern Pennsylvania. Various freight carriers offer competitive direct lift services for all types of national and international airfreight imports and exports.