Transportation

Highways: U.S. Route 50 which connects to Route 301, Route 13, and Route 1 (via US13) are the major east-west and north-south roads that put Dorchester County in the center of Mid-Atlantic “mega-market” representing 22% of the U.S. population.

Mass Transit: Delmarva Community Transit (DCT), a fixed route service, is a collaborative effort between several regional transit organizations. Services are available under contract by Delmarva Community Transit, with fixed route county and regional service. While most of the region is served by the fixed routes, there are gaps in coverage in the less populated areas of the counties. The regional system, Maryland Upper Shore Transit (MUST), fill those service gaps.

Rail: There are 39 miles of freight railroad track in Dorchester and Caroline County, managed by the Maryland Delaware Railroad, which connects with Norfolk Southern, to service the Mid Shore Region. The Maryland Delaware Railroad is in process of upgrading tracks from Hurlock (Dorchester County) to Seaford Delaware, and has an active campaign to grow freight business on the Eastern Shore. Additionally the Dorchester County has existing vacant industrial properties located on rail sidings that potentially could accommodate businesses requiring rail use.

Truck: 116 local, long-distance, and less-than-truck-load establishments are located on the Eastern Shore.

Water: The Port of Baltimore’s 50-foot channel, located 74 miles northwest of Cambridge, is a leading U.S. automobile and break-bulk port. The Port includes seven public terminals including the state-of-the-art Intermodal Container Transfer Facility. Cambridge possesses Maryland’s second largest deep-water port in Maryland.

Air: The Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport runway is currently 4,476 feet, with plans to be expanded to 5,400 feet. The airport is outside of the restricted zones, which result in shorter waits for landings and take-offs. Charter service is available at Easton Airport located 15 miles west of Cambridge. Commuter service is available at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport located 35 miles east of Cambridge.