The Owensboro Transit System provides safe, reliable and affordable urban fixed route transportation and ADA para-transit services to improve the quality of life and stimulate economic development for the citizens of this community.

The daily commute can take from 5 to 20 minutes to and from most areas in the immediate city and county.


Daviess County hosts one of the largest river ports in the state. Owensboro Riverport Authority provides opportunity to deliver goods and materials to 50% of the nation’s population within one day’s travel time. The Owensboro Riverport plays an important role in the promotion of commerce in the region. The location on the Ohio River at mile marker 759, with access to river, rail, and major highway systems, makes the port the premier site for all your storage, transportation, and distribution needs. The port specializes in metals, warehousing, bulk transport, cargo and special projects and agribusiness. The London Metal Exchange licensed Owensboro Riverport as a warehouse for delivery of NA380.1 aluminum alloy against its North American Special Aluminum Allow Contract (NASAAC).


The Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport covers an area of 826 acres. It has two runways: 18/36 is 8,000 by 150 feet (2,438 x 46m) with a concrete surface and 6/24 is 5,000 by 100 feet (1,524 x 30m) with an asphalt / concrete surface. The ODC Airport is a busy airport in terms of takeoffs and landings with over 34,000 aircraft operations annually. These operations involve military aircraft training, general aviation activities and commercial flights provided by Allegiant Airlines and Cape Air Airlines.

The Owensboro-Daviess County Airport is a full-service towered facility with over 34,000 aircraft operations annually.

Transportation Data

Data Name Value Percent
Commute Time to Work
Mean travel time to work19 minutes
Under 10 minutes10,10721.68%
10 to 14 minutes10,99823.59%
15 to 19 minutes8,79918.88%
20 to 24 minutes5,70612.24%
25 to 29 minutes1,8013.86%
30 to 34 minutes3,2827.04%
35 to 44 minutes1,9684.22%
45 to 59 minutes1,9334.15%
60 or more minutes2,0224.34%
Commute by Mode
Car, truck, or van - drove alone41,21787.01%
Car, truck, or van - carpooled3,6877.78%
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)2370.50%
Worked at home7541.59%
Distance to Nearest Major Airport
From County Population Centroid
Daviess County, KY(Owensboro-Daviess County)5 mi
Hancock County, KY(Owensboro-Daviess County)27 mi
Has Class I rail?Yes
Major Ports (100 mile radius)
Total Number of Major Ports2
Total Number of Post-Panamax Ready Major Ports0
Total Tonnage
Louisville, KY7,017,827.00
Mount Vernon, IN8,375,192.00
Domestic Tonnage
Louisville, KY7,017,827.00
Mount Vernon, IN8,375,192.00
Total Foreign Tonnage
Louisville, KY0.00
Mount Vernon, IN0.00
Foreign Imports Tonnage
Louisville, KY0.00
Mount Vernon, IN0.00
Foreign Exports Tonnage
Louisville, KY0.00
Mount Vernon, IN0.00
Airports (100 mile radius)
Total Number of Airports4
Location ID
Bowling Green-Warren County RgnlBWG
Evansville RgnlEVV
Louisville Intl-Standiford FieldSDF
Owensboro-Daviess CountyOWB
Number of passengers
Bowling Green-Warren County Rgnl4,259
Evansville Rgnl408,703
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field3,240,376
Owensboro-Daviess County46,547
Freight (in pounds)
Bowling Green-Warren County Rgnl1,860,563
Evansville Rgnl253,842
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field5,135,409,259
Owensboro-Daviess County1,900
Runway Length
Bowling Green-Warren County Rgnl6,501 ft
Evansville Rgnl8,021 ft
Louisville Intl-Standiford Field11,887 ft
Owensboro-Daviess County8,000 ft
* Showing data for Daviess County, Hancock County

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