Transportation & Infrastructure

Multi-Modal Transportation Network

Okaloosa County enjoys the benefits of a sophisticated multi-modal transportation network. The county's highway, rail, air, and water transportation systems provide a complete network of competitively-priced shipping options. The ability to combine so many different methods of transportation provides Okaloosa's business community with cost-effective shipping alternatives as well as local, state, and national transportation needs.

Okaloosa County offers a public transportation service, Okaloosa County Transit (OCT). The OCT offers bus and trolley transportation services for Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Okaloosa Island, and Destin/South Walton. 

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Air Service

Okaloosa County runs three unique and sophisticated airports to meet different aviation needs. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport offers commercial transportation for the Gulf Coast region without congestion. The Destin Executive Airport offers first class facilities for pilots and chartered flights. The Bob Sikes Airport features an industrial general aviation airport. 

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Sea Ports

Okaloosa County is centrally located between two deep water ports; the Port of Pensacola and the Port of Panama City. It is also a thoroughfare for the Intercoastal waterway.

Port of Pensacola & Foreign Trade Zone #249 is located approximately 40 miles from the Okaloosa County and is accessible via the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. Its channel entrance is 500' wide and is dredged to a depth of 33 feet.  Port of Panama City & Foreign Trade Zone #65 is located approximately 55 miles from Okaloosa County and is accessible via the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The channel offers a depth of 36 feet. The port's main commodities are forestry, steel and copper products. The Port offers six deepwater berths consisting of 3,240 linear feet, with 32 foot draft. 

Utilities

Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is one of the largest investor owned electric utilities in the United States.  Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc., CHELCO, is one of Northwest Florida’s four consumer-owned Touchstone Energy Electric Cooperatives that share membership in the Alabama Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative.  The Okaloosa Gas District provides service throughout Okaloosa and surrounding counties. 

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