In 2007, Money Magazine rated Shreveport as one of America’s best places to live, based in part on its efficient highway system. Add to that train lines, boats, public and private bus services, and a regional airport, and you will find that traveling to, from or around the area is easy.
Shreveport-Bossier City residents enjoy a first-rate highway system, with proximity to a number of state and interstate highways. The Louisiana Department of Transportation has installed digital message boards at key highway locations to inform drivers of road conditions and driving times, making driving or commuting to and from work even easier. Development of the Interstate 69 Corridor, which will connect Canada and Mexico, has planned routes that include Shreveport, which will increase trade and lead to more jobs in both cities.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
2400 Aviation Drive
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Located 200 miles from Barksdale AFB, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has millions of travelers in and out of its facility every year. It is the largest hub for American Airlines and offers service through other major air carriers including Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Spirit and United Airlines, with domestic and international connections available. Ground transportation includes public transit, taxis and rental car services.
Shreveport Regional Airport
5103 Hollywood Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71109
Serving Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas since 1952, Shreveport Regional Airport is on the western edge of Shreveport, just about 7 miles from Bossier City. It was originally opened due to an increase of demand for air service out of the Shreveport area, with expansion and renovations throughout the airport in 1998 to better accommodate the growing number of travelers.
Shreveport Regional Airport is served by Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Ground transportation includes both taxi service and six on-site rental car companies.
SporTran is one of the South’s oldest transportation systems and serves the Shreveport-Bossier City area. There are 18 routes and more than 50 buses, all equipped to provide service to all passengers, including those with disabilities. Most routes run seven days a week, with varying hours.
SporTran’s LiftLine service offers transportation for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the bus without a wheelchair lift or who cannot travel to or from bus stops. LiftLine operates on the same schedule as SporTran’s fixed route service, providing curbside service to and from any destination in the Shreveport or Bossier City district.
For more information on fees and scheduling, visit SporTran’s website.