Keeping Business Moving Forward
- Dover is located midway between the cities of Portland, Maine and Boston, and is easily accessible by a variety of means.
- Via the Spaulding Turnpike, Dover is right off the vital I-95 corridor, which runs from Maine to Florida, and has the highest concentration of professional medical companies in the country.
- Dover is served by both freight and passenger rail, with multiple daily Amtrak Downeaster passenger connections to Boston and Portland, Maine. New Hampshire has the most railroads in operation in the United States, with 200 miles of active line.
- Air travel, both commercial and private, is available through Pease International Tradeport, just minutes away in neighboring Newington, New Hampshire, from Manchester, New Hampshire, Portland, Maine, and Boston’s Logan Airport. Manchester, Portland and Boston are all roughly one hour from Dover. Skyhaven, a smaller, general aviation airport, which offers servicing, flight school and fuel, is located in the adjacent town of Rochester.
- Manchester Airport is the third largest cargo airport in New England, sending off 200 million pounds of cargo in 2008. UPS, FedEx, and DHL have all increased their presence here. The regional hub has invested more than $500 million in airport improvements in the last decade, with more upgrades planned.
- Dover’s downtown Transportation Center, which is served by the Amtrack Downeaster Commuter Train, is also the hub for public transit services, including COAST and Wildcat Transit. COAST’s bus routes connect downtown Dover with business parks on the perimeter of the City, as well as important employment, educational, and cultural destinations throughout the Seacoast. Some examples include: the Pease International Tradeport, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Great Bay Community College, and four of the region’s major hospitals, along with two community health centers. Wildcat Transit connects Dover with the Town of Durham and the campus of the University of New Hampshire. COAST and Wildcat Transit account for nearly half of the state’s annual public transit boardings.
- Dover’s Bus Terminal and Park & Ride at Exit 9 of the Spaulding Turnpike is the jumping off point for C&J, which provides motor coach service to Portsmouth, NH, Newburyport, MA, Boston, Logan Airport, and New York City. C&J is the second largest provider of intercity bus transportation in northern New England.
- Commercial shipping is available through the Port of Portsmouth, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, just eight miles south of Dover.
- Within the City, residents and visitors easily get around by foot, car, bike and bus. On-street parking is readily available, and a downtown parking garage is also being planned, with completion scheduled for within the next three to five years.