Transportation & Logistics


Air Transportation

Monona County has airport access to James G. Whiting Memorial Field in Mapleton, IA, Sioux City Gateway Airport, and Omaha International Airport



Union Pacific Railway travels along the western border of Monona County.


Interstate Access

Monona County is positioned directly off of Interstate 29



The Missouri River runs through the West Coast portion of Monona County providing access to river transportation of goods.

Interstate, river, and major railways are all positioned running north-south of the Monona County West Coast border, allowing easily shipping of goods to and from the area. Businesses locating here can simply travel and transport goods, not only throughout Iowa and the Midwest United States but across the nation.

International Airports

Sioux Gateway Airport, also known as Colonel Bud Day Feild, is a public and military use airport located approximately 20 miles north of Monona County via I29 in Sioux City, IA.

Eppley Airfield is a medium hub airport 53 miles south of Monona County in Omaha, NE.

Regional & Executive Airports

James G. Whiting Memorial Field is a city-owned public use airport located one nautical mile north of the central business district of Mapleton, a city in Monona County, IA.

Travel by Highway & Interstate

Interstate 29, a major north-south artery leading from the US/Canada border to Kansas City, MO is easily accessible via the county's main east-west corridors: State Highways 175 and 141.

I29 follows the course of three major rivers, all of which form the borders of U.S. states.

Railroad Transportation

The Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans. This railway travels directly through the Monona County cities of Whiting, Onawa, and Blencoe.

Shipping Via River

There are 12,000 miles of navigable rivers in the country. They serve as inland highways moving barges of coal, grain, fertilizer and other bulk commodities. And the Missouri River is a part of that system -- even though it doesn't always seem like it.  From Sioux City, Iowa to St. Louis, the Missouri River has been designed by the Army Corps of Engineers to be a channel for navigation.

The Missouri river borders the west coast of Monona County dividing the states of Iowa and Nebraska.