Scott County Iowa Transportation

Scott County Iowa Transportation

Serving the Metropolitan Statistical Area

Highways Serving Area:

Interstates: 74, 80, 88, & 280
U.S. Federal: 6, 34, 61, 67, & 150
State: IL 5, 17, 78, 81, 82, 84, 92, 94 & 192; IA 22 & 130

Motor Freight Service:

The Quad Cities is served by over 100 motor freight carriers. With major break-bulk facilities located in the area, consistent, direct service to and from the Quad Cities is assured.

Major Trucking Carriers:

ABF Freight System Inc. • Adrian Carriers • CF Motor Freight • Dohrn Transfer • Roadway Express, Inc. • Yellow Freight System, Inc.

Rail Transportation:

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad
  • Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation
  • Amtrak - Northeast/Southwest Passenger

Air Service:

Quad City International Airport

  • Airport Code - MLI
  • Daily Flights - 21-23
  • Runway Lengths - 10,000 ft., 7,300 ft., and 5,000 ft
  • Fixed Base Operator (FBO) - Elliot Aviation
  • Airfield - Fully instrumented, three runway systems
  • U.S. Customs Port of Entry
  • Additional Services:
    • Charter handling (above/below wing)
    • Charter and signatory carrier fueling services
    • Customer care (skycap and wheelchair/electric cart) assistance
    • free Wi-Fi
    • two restaurants
    • gift shop
    • easy interstate access

Major Airline Carriers and Hub/Connecting Cities:

  • Allegiant to Las Vegas, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, Punta-Gorda/Ft. Myers, St. Petersburg-Clearwater (service on select days, some service seasonal.)
  • American Eagle to Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • Delta to Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • United Airlines to Chicago O’Hare, Denver

Major Air Freight Carriers:

  • Airborne Express
  • BAX Global
  • DHL
  • Emery Worldwide
  • UPS

Davenport Municipal Airport:

General aviation with complete instrument approaches, weather reporting services 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and private aircraft rental and maintenance. Runway length: 5,501 ft. (1,677m) and 4,100 ft. (1,250m) both 100 ft. (30m) wide.

Other Air Service:

Gen Air Park, Geneseo; Kewanee Municipal, Kewanee; and McNeal's Field, East Moline.


  • Mississippi River - 9 foot channel, 10 month navigation season. Featuring 50 barge terminals with 26 served by rail and interstate. Recreational facilities are also available.
  • Rock River - navigable for recreation.

International Trade Service:

  • U.S. Customs Port of Entry
  • Computerized Paired Port Systems
  • Foreign Trade Zone #133
  • Customs Bonded Motor Carriers - 30
  • Customs House Brokers/International Freight
  • Forwarders - 3
  • Large-capacity, full-service intermodal transfer facility.
    Source: Quad City Development Group.

News & Notices

One case of measles has been identified in Iowa. Information about measles, the MMR shot, and resources is available on the SCHD webpages.
Posted: April 16, 2019
On April 11th, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a disaster proclamation for Scott County as one of several Iowa Counties impacted by flooding. That proclamation means that grant assistance and case management services are available to impacted residents for needs including: auto and home...
Posted: April 11, 2019
The Scott County Emergency Management Agency will be working with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army & Quad City CERT Volunteers to distribute bottled water & cleanup kits to residents that are being affected by the flood. Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding,...
Posted: April 11, 2019