Transportation & Location

The City of Forney, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is located just 21 miles east of Dallas and boasts an advanced network of transportation infrastructure, including roadways, airports, and freight trains. This system provides statewide, national, and international connections for Forney businesses. 

Map of Forney TX

The strength of Forney’s location along U.S. Highway 80 and proximity to Interstate 20 offers area companies and city residents immediate access to a wide range of transportation options for business and travel.

By Road

U.S. Highway 80 is a major east-west roadway across the southern United States that runs through the City of Forney with growing residential and business development on both sides of the four-lane divided highway. Forney businesses also have the advantage of Interstate 20, less than five miles away. Both roadways provide convenient access to Dallas and all North Texas business centers.  Further, Forney’s strategic location in the south central United States allows distributors to reach over 63 million people within a day’s drive.

Additional North Texas Roadways:

  • Interstates – I-30, I-35, I-45, and I-635 (Loop around Dallas)

  • U.S. Highways – 75 and 175

  • State Highways – 78, 183, and 190 (President George Bush Turnpike)

  • Dallas North Tollway

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) works to accommodate Forney’s ongoing traffic growth with increased road infrastructure and improvement projects like these recent ones:

  • FM 460 Replacing bridge and approaches at FM 460 and Hwy 80 (2022)

  • FM 548 – Widening and reconstructing a rural two-lane road to a four-lane urban road stretching from U.S. Highway 80 to FM 205 (2023)

  • FM 1641 - Widening and reconstructing a rural two-lane road to a four-lane urban road stretching from FM 548 to FM 148 (2022)

  • U.S. Highway 80 – Expanding to six lanes from Mesquite to FM 460, as well as reconstructing discontinuous frontage roads (2022)

By Bus

Forney is a member of the STAR public bus transit service for area residents in Kaufman County, Rockwall County, Mesquite, Balch Springs, Seagoville, Hutchins, and DeSoto. Named Outstanding Rural Transit System by the Texas Transit Association in 2019, STAR provides scheduled and concierge transportation for over 235,000 riders per year utilizing a fleet of ADA-compliant vehicles.

By Air

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field can put you in reach of every major continental U.S. city within 4.5 hours. DFW, home of American Airlines, is the fourth largest airport in the U.S. and offers passenger and commercial services to over 250 destinations throughout the United States and the world. Plus, DFW has the added advantage of offering Foreign Trade Zone “Subzone” status for businesses locating in Forney. Dallas Love Field, home of Southwest Airlines, carries over 17 million passengers a year to over 60 nonstop destinations throughout the United States and is also available for commercial cargo and freight transportation.

Dallas Area Commercial & Municipal Airports:

  • DFW International – 29 42 miles

  • Dallas Love Field – 27 miles

  • Mesquite Metro Airport – 9 miles

  • Terrell Municipal Airport – 14 miles

  • Ralph Hall/Rockwall Municipal Airport – 16 miles

By Rail

The railroad plays a major role in Forney’s long history, and today, the Union Pacific Railroad is still a part of our city. Union Pacific has an intermodal facility in Mesquite (12 miles) and an intermodal hub south of Dallas in Wilmer (22 miles southwest). Union Pacific Railroad covers 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.