Transportation & Utilities

The Greater Waco area’s success is due in part to its central location and easy access along the Interstate 35 corridor between Dallas and Austin. This great location attracts new businesses and the expansion of existing companies. Greater Waco is in the heart of one of the nation’s 11 mega-regions known as the Texas Triangle.

Quick Facts about Waco’s Transportation:

Public Transportation:

Waco Transit provides safe and reliable public transportation to the citizens of Waco and the surrounding communities. Services include a fixed route bus service within the city of Waco, the Baylor University Shuttle (BUS) and a Para Transit van service for individuals with special transportation needs.

For more information, visit Waco-Texas.com/transit/.

Helpful Links:

TxDoT – Texas Department of Transportation

Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Private Transportation:

Waco Streak provides transportation to and from Dallas airports seven days a week. For more information, visit: Waco-Streak.com/

Rental Cars:

The Greater Waco Chamber has several rental car companies in its membership. See the Automobile Renting category in the Business Directory for a complete list.


Telecommunications Infrastructure:

Given Greater Waco’s location within the state of Texas, fiber connectivity is abundant for companies needing large production capacity and communication capabilities. Service providers include AT&T, Grande Communications and Time Warner-Cable Business.


Texas is a deregulated electricity market, providing companies the power to choose (PowertoChoose.com, SaveOnEnergy.com or ChooseEnergy.com/Texas). Retail Electric Providers offer contracts that are available on fixed or indexed based rates. Index products are based on the market clearing price or natural gas cost with an adder. Transportation and delivery charges are passed through from the regulated electric delivery company, Oncor (or Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative). Companies can work with aggregators, wholesale providers and retail electric providers to secure creative, competitive products. Contract prices will vary based on power factor and hours of peak consumption.

Waco-based, Texas Energy Aggregation assists economic development clients by providing competitive proposals based on peak demand, average demand, usage and power factor. Visit TexasEnergyAggregation.com for more information.

Delivery Service Providers:

Oncor Electric Delivery

Residential (800) 242-9113

Business (800) 368-1728
Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative Inc.

(254) 840-2871

Natural Gas:

Atmos Energy supplies transportation and delivery of natural gas. Natural gas commodity is purchased through retail providers and pricing is based on market exchanges such as NYMEX, Houston Ship Channel or Henry Hub. Rates and additional information are detailed on customized reports. Atmos Energy can be contacted at (800) 621-1867.

Water and Waste Water:

The city of Waco is the service provider for water and waste water. Greater Waco is positioned in close proximity to Lake Waco and along the Brazos River with a constant source of water for quality of life and business. More detailed information can be found on customized reports.

Solid Waste:

Waco’s Solid Waste Services provides trash collection for residential and commercial customers. Wheeled containers hold 30, 65 or 90 gallons. The city also offers 35-gallon green carts for yard waste only. Blue carts collect paper for recycling. For more information, visit city of Waco or call (254) 299-2612.