Infrastructure

Transportation

Saratoga County is centrally located in the heart of New York’s Tech Valley, midway between Boston, Montreal, and New York City. Located on major local, regional, national and international transportation routes, this central location and transportation networks offer County businesses easy access to all major US regions and global markets.

More than 54 percent of the US and Canadian populations and 60 percent of their industries are located within one day’s shipping time (800 miles) from Saratoga County. This shipping area accounts for 55 percent of the US and Canadian income. Market trends that begin in this diversified area quickly establish significant marketing patterns that are felt, in varying degrees, throughout the rest of the country. When you locate in Saratoga County, you’ll enjoy ready access to the Northern Hemisphere markets.

Air

Major Airport

The Albany International Airport is approximately 26 miles south and less than a 30 minute drive from the center of Saratoga County. The Albany Airport offers 71 daily departures and provides direct air service to major US cities and connections to international cities, including quick access to Canadian markets. The airport offers a new 230,000 square foot terminal, parking garage, Air Traffic Control Tower, and cargo facility. The airport has also embarked on a $232 million Capital Plan to improve and maintain safety and to meet the needs of air travelers and air carriers well into the 21st Century.

Secondary Airport

The Saratoga County Airport is a local airport with one 4,700 ft. runway and one 4,000 ft. runway. The fixed base operator (FBO) is North American Flight Services. The airport is located on Geyser Road in the Town of Milton and is ideal to accommodate executive/business aircraft.

From New York City

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) , located in New York City, New York, primarily handles international flights. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) located in New York City, New York, primarily handles domestic US flights. Newark International Airport (EWR), located in Newark, New Jersey, handles both domestic and international flights.

From Montreal

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, located outside of Montreal, is an international airport that serves the Greater Montreal region and the northern Vermont and New York regions.

From Boston

Boston Logan International Airport, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is currently served by 56 air carriers, 45 of which are scheduled airlines including 16 foreign flag carriers. This airport provides domestic air service to 33 destinations.

Air Cargo

In addition to passenger air travel, the Albany County Airport Authority operates a full-service Air Cargo Terminal. This terminal serves FedEx (Albany hub), UPS (Albany hub), DHL and Mobile Air.

Rail

Passenger Rail

Amtrak home operates a train station in Saratoga Springs, which offers rail service on a daily basis. The Saratoga Springs is serviced daily by Amtrak’s Adirondack & Ethan Allen Express. From the Albany-Rensselaer Station, Amtrak offers a 2 hours and 15 minute rail service to New York City. The Albany-Rensselaer station is the ninth busiest station in the United States.

Freight

Saratoga County is conveniently served by two rail lines, CP Rail and Pan Am Railways. An Intermodal Terminal for containers and automobiles operated jointly by Norfolk Southern Railway and Pan Am Railways is located at Halfmoon/Mechanicville.

Highways

Interstate 87 (New York’s North/South Corridor) runs directly through the center of Saratoga County. The county is also just 20 miles north of Interstate 90 (New York’s East/West Corridor). Road infrastructure is uniquely suited to a “just-in-time” supply model.

Public Transportation

The Capital District Transportation Authority, a public benefit organization, provides regular route buses, shuttle buses, and paratransit services in the Capital Region transportation district, with the goal of offering safe, reliable, and courteous service.

Waterways

The Port of Albany

The Port of Albany is located on the Hudson River only 30 miles from central Saratoga County. The Port has two wharves (4,200 ft. and 1,100 ft.) and an outside storage yard with rail distribution. The Port is open year round and accommodates ships with overall lengths of up to 750 feet (288.6 meters), maximum beam of 110 feet (33.53 meters) and a maximum air draft of 134 feet (40.84 meters). The channel depth and width is 31 ft. and 400 ft. respectively. The port features a Liebherr mobile harbor crane with lift capacity that ranges from 123 short tons at 65 feet to 38 short tons at 158 feet.

The Hudson River is the eastern and northern border of Saratoga County. Waterways north of the Port of Albany are open approximately nine months out of the year via the Champlain Canal. These waterways are closed only during winter months.

Utilities

Electricity and Gas

Two utilities serve the electric and gas needs of Saratoga County: National Grid which encompasses the major part of the County, and New York State Electric and Gas Corporation. Both electric companies furnish all transmission and distribution power and meet the requirements for electricity within the boundaries of the County. Efficient use of the Mohawk & Hudson Rivers, which provide sufficient fall for hydroelectric generation facilities, gives Saratoga County connection to renewable resources. Natural gas is provided through both utility companies with an intricate distribution network which can adequately serve the domestic and light industrial accounts of the County, with full expansion capabilities.

Sewer Systems

There are 7 sewer districts within Saratoga County including Saratoga County Sewer District #1, a Countywide 43.4 million gpd system, which has been adequately distributed to all major incorporated areas with rural septic systems in the balance of the County.

Water Systems

Saratoga County has unlimited water resources stemming from the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers as well as intricate under-ground spring reserves. The Saratoga County Water Authority owns and operates a countywide water system which originates at the Upper Hudson River in the Town of Moreau and travels 26 miles south through Saratoga County. The $68 million system has a water treatment plant and currently offers 10 million gpd capacity. There are also 20 public and private water systems in the County, with adequate storage facilities for large water users.

Communications

Verizon, tw Telecom and Time Warner Cable all serve Saratoga County. Verizon has an aggressive multi-billion dollar network investment each year to stay ahead of the growing demand for Verizon Wireless’ voice and data services. The company has invested more than $100 million in Upstate New York in 2009.

Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full suite of communications services to small, medium and enterprise sized companies. High-Speed Internet, Phone, Cable TV and Ethernet are all backed by unparalleled 24 × 7 customer care. We offer customized solutions for specific industries, from Healthcare to Hospitality. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers the following products & services: High-Speed Internet, Business Class Phone, Cable TV, Ethernet and Flexible Bundled Options.

tw Telecom offers of the three largest Business Ethernet providers in the U.S., and they own, operate and manage their high-speed fiber optic networks and 10Gb IP backbone with last-mile connectivity. They offer IP and managed services, security services, transport and wavelengths services and Voice Solutions, including local voice, data and video, long distance, IP Conferencing, or even dedicated high-capacity lines.