Transportation – Key Factor Summary

  • Approximately 30 common carriers have terminals within a 40 mile radius
  • Three major deep water ports within 120 miles (Wilmington, NC, Morehead City, NC, Norfolk, VA)
  • Two strong, financially healthy railroads crisscross the County (Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation)
  • Pitt-Greenville Airport in Greenville offers daily commuter service to Charlotte (Navaids ILS/DME)
  • Four lane highways to all North Carolina borders (I-95 is 38 miles west)
  • Highways free of toll roads

A Regional Transportation Center

The Pitt County/Greenville area is centrally situated within eastern North Carolina. Several major U.S. and state highways converge in the area to provide easy access to the state’s interstate highway system. Two of the nation’s most extensive and financially healthy railroads traverse the county, intersecting in Greenville. The area is within 120 miles of three east coast ports capable of handling both bulk and containerized shipments. (For more information on NC Ports please visit  Air service is available through a local commuter airport with scheduled flights daily to Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport.