Businesses shipping products in and out of Cheney can take advantage of all of the benefits of a rural location without any of the draw-backs of being inaccessible. The city's location just off of the Interstate 90 (I-90) corridor provides quick access to the major east to west trucking route.
Cheney also offers instant access to global markets at just 20 minutes from Spokane International Airport. The city even completes the cargo-hauling trifecta with its immediate access to the main lines of both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads.
State Route 904 runs through both ends of the city and offers a wide-open route to Spokane to the northeast, and Seattle to the west. The highway runs just four miles from the city limits before it meets up with I-90 on the way to Spokane. State Route 904 also allows for an unimpeded, 7-mile straight shot to I-90 to the west.
The Spokane International Airport, which is less than 20 minutes away from Cheney, offers a major advantage to businesses shipping and receiving smaller packages. Spokane International is served by four air cargo carriers and handled nearly 50,000 tons of goods in 2010.
Although there is no dedicated rail spur in Cheney, the city maintains its historic roots as a railroad town. It is one of only 3 cities in Washington which has both UP and BNSF rail lines. The presence of the main line infrastructure offers an excellent opportunity for future rail growth in the area.
In addition to driving, employees have several commuting options through Spokane Transit Authority which provides dedicated direct bus lines between Cheney and Spokane with peak service at commute times.
The Cheney to Spokane link is supported by a dedicated bus service which circulates through Cheney. STA also offers a cheap and easy vanpool program for workers who would like a little more flexibility while still reaping the benefits of lower cost travel.