Greater Brockport Transportation Data

Greater Brockport is an area located about 18 miles west of Rochester and 40 miles east of Buffalo in the western portion of New York State. At heart of the area is the Village of Brockport. One of Greater Brockport's greatest strengths is its strategic location: the area is located within 500 miles of one-third of the U.S. and Canadian population. This includes major cities such as New York City, Hartford, Boston, Ottawa, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cinncinati, Columbus, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washinton, D.C., and Richmond and Norfolk, Va.

Highway Travel
Brockport's location provides companies easy access to these markets thanks to its close proximity to major state highways and the U.S. Interstate system with the New York State Thruway (I-90) just 14 miles away and Interstate 390 less than 15 miles.

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New York State Thruway

Map of New York with the Thruway mainline in red. Other components of the Thruway system are in brown; former components are in gray. (Click on the image above to be directed to detailed maps provided by the New York State Thruway Authority.)
Major junctions
South end: I-87 at the New York City line in Yonkers
  I-287 near Elmsford
Palisades Parkway in West Nyack
Garden State Parkway in Ramapo
NY 17 in Harriman
I-84 in Newburgh
I-87 / I-90 near Albany
I-88 near Schenectady
I-81 near Syracuse
I-390 near Rochester
NY 400 near Buffalo
West end: I-90 at the Pennsylvania state line in Ripley
Highway system

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Air Travel
Greater Rochester International Airport (IATA: ROC, ICAO: KROC, FAA LID: ROC) is a public-use airport located three miles southwest of the central business district of Rochester and 18 miles from Brockport. It serves as the major airport of the Greater Rochester metro area and is owned and operated by Monroe County. ROC is currently served by seven major domestic air carriers, including American, AirTran, Delta, jetBlue, United, US Airways and AirCanada, and approximately 12 regional partners and smaller airlines. The airport is also home to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, part of the 42nd Infantry Division (United States). Although airline service is dynamic and flight schedules change seasonally, the airport has typically provided about 120 flights per day to 19 cities (22 airports) and serves more than 2.4 million passengers annually. With connections to large hub airports, service is provided to any airport worldwide. At this level of activity, the FAA classifies the airport as a “Medium Hub.”

Greater Rochester International Airport covers an area of 1,136 acres (460 ha) at an elevation of 559 feet (170 m) above mean sea level. It has three runways:

Runway 4/22: 8,001 x 140 ft. (2,439 x 43 m), Surface: Concrete

Runway 7/25: 4,000 x 100 ft. (1,219 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt

Runway 10/28: 6,000 x 150 ft. (1,676 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt

All of the airports runways are equipped with a Category II Instrument Landing System (ILS). In 2011, runway 10/28 was expanded to handle the airport's MD88, 717, and 737-300, 737-700 traffic.

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 137,601 aircraft operations, an average of 376 per day: 43% general aviation, 34% air taxi, 21% scheduled commercial and 3% military. At that time there were 94 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 17% multi-engine and 15% jet. Flights to cities such as Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., are less than 1½ hours by air.

Greater Rochester International Airport has a cargo terminal in the northwest corner of the airfield. The terminal is operated by USAirports. This terminal consists of three cargo buildings, two hangars, and USAirports' three-story headquarters administrative building. The cargo terminal handles:


Capital Cargo International Airlines

Other non-FedEx cargo carriers

Federal Express operates its own cargo terminal on the southern border of the airport that handles FedEx Express.

Ledgedale Airpark is a public use airport located three miles southwest of the Village of Brockport. Categorized as a "reliever airport," Ledgedale Airpark covers an area of 166 acres and has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,204 by 75 feet (1,281 x 23 m). For the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2009, the airport had 14,000 aircraft operations, an average of more than 38 per day: 96% general aviation and (13,400) and 4% military (600). At that time there were 38 aircraft based at the Airpark: 100% single-engine.

Rail Access
Rochester is also accessible by rail. The region has more than 60 weekly Amtrak passenger rail departures from downtown. For commercial needs, Rochester has three Class 1 carriers: CSX, Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific. The routes handle up to 60 trains per day.

The average commute time for those in Greater Brockport is a low 20.9 minutes, which is in keeping with the Greater Rochester region's average of 20.3. minutes. Nearly three out of every four Brockport commuters travel alone in a vehicle to work while more than 11 percent walk. Very few (0.2%) rely upon public transportation.

Greater Brockport Commuting: Method of Travel
Subject Estimate Percent
Workers 16 years and over 9,429 100%
Car, truck, or van - drove alone 7,023 74.5%
Car, truck, or van - carpooled 941 10.0%
Public transportation (excluding taxicab) 19 0.2%
Walked 1,074 11.4%
Other means 127 1.3%
Worked at Home 245 2.6%
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Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.9 (X)

"Best City in the U.S. for Commuters"
The region's short commutes save time, save money, and improve workforce productivity. In fact, Kiplinger named Rochester the Best City in the U.S. for Commuters. This ranking was based on the city's low congestion cost (a measurement of wasted time and fuel calculated by the Texas Transportation Institute) along with average length of commute, local gas prices, yearly delays per commuter and public transit use.

Check out the comparison between Rochester and major metropolitan areas around the country and chances are you'll see a real savings here.

(Source: Center for Governmental Research and Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M)