Two airports serve Wichita Falls. The Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is served by American Eagle with six to eight flights per day to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Municipal Airport and Sheppard Air Force Base share runways, taxiways, and control tower operations allowing for virtually any type and size aircraft. The Municipal Airport if fully ILS compatible with the longest runway being 15,500 feet.
Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and Union Pacific (through the Wichita, Tillman, & Jackson (WTJR) short-line railroad via trackage rights over BNSF) serve the Wichita Falls area. The WTJR is the short-line service provider for all local freight movements. Freight handling is facilitated by the use of a rail yard located in downtown Wichita Falls and has an excellent service record.
The City’s transmission system is fed by two of these lakes with a combined yield of 78 MGD plus storage capacity of 75 MGD. Average daily demand equals 26 MGD with a peak one-day demand of 48 MGD.
The Wichita Falls Transit System, Falls Ride, provides public transportation for the City of Wichita Falls and its residents.
Whether you’re headed to work, the airport, or out on the town, Uber connects you with a reliable ride in minutes. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless.
The City of Wichita Falls has done an excellent job of planning for the future to address both growth and functional obsolescence. Over the past 10 years, the city has made major investments in its water and wastewater systems. Furthermore, the City is making a significant investment in its water supply system that will sustain the City for the next 50 years.
Commercial and industrial customers have the ability to choose their electrical service provider. ONCOR provides the energy delivery (electricity) to all retail electric providers in the Wichita Falls area. TXU Energy, Alliance Power, Cirro Energy and Direct Energy are the retail electric providers in the Wichita Falls area.
Served by two treatment plants, the city’s capacity is 19.91 MGD. The average daily demand is 10 MGD. The state-of-the-art, activated sludge system has had continuous upgrades and currently meets or exceeds all Texas EPA standards.