A Sophisticated Regional & International Transportation Network
More than 350,000 vehicles pass through Renton on a daily basis via Interstate 405 and State Routes 167, 169, 515, and 900. The City of Renton’s Transportation Systems Division maintains the transportation system in Renton, ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. Renton’s Municipal Airport, renamed Clayton Scott Field in 2005, is another fundamental piece of Renton’s transportation network. It serves Renton and nearby communities, is a reliever airport for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and is the initial point of departure for every Boeing 737 airplane.
Roadway & Highway Infrastructure
With a dynamic highway infrastructure in place, Renton benefits from a well-connected system of interstates, state routes, and surface arterials. Completed and current development projects on Interstate 405 will result in an improved multimodal transportation system, which includes a widening and express toll lane project from Renton to Bellevue (expected to begin in 2019).
Two Established Airports
Renton Municipal Airport, a 170-acre facility, is a general aviation airport – featuring charter, air taxi, corporate, business, and recreational flying services – and one that supports seaplane (floatplane) operations. The seaplane facilities include a floating dock and launching ramp which means airplanes can land on wheels and depart from water, or vice versa. It’s one of the few airports in the Pacific Northwest that is seaplane-enabled.
Just six miles from Renton is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is the 9th busiest airport in the U.S. and 40th busiest in the world. Sea-Tac is a premier international gateway with an economic impact of more than $16 billion. The airport generates nearly 172,000 jobs and $565 million in state and local taxes.
Commuting by Rail
Sounder trains (by SoundTransit) and AmTrak offer transportation options from Renton/Tukwila to multiple destinations including downtown Seattle. Sounder trains travel between Tacoma and downtown Seattle with stops in Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, and Tukwila/Renton. AmTrak provides daily service to Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and Eugene, OR.
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Sea & Ports
Renton is located 13 miles from the Port of Seattle and 23 miles from the Port of Tacoma, which means seamless and close access to numerous international markets. Both ports are closer to Asia than any other U.S. port.