Located within 200 miles of more than 46 million people, Philadelphia has long been a leader in moving people and things quickly and safely. Access to the city, suburbs and the rest of the country world is made easier here. Philadelphia International Airport provides non-stop flights to the West Coast, Europe and South America and has consistently ranked in the top-10 among the world's busiest airports. PHL, which is poised for more expansion, has an annual economic impact of $16 billion. On land, Philadelphia's Amtrak station is the third busiest in the country, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is one of only two U.S. transit agencies that operates all five major types of rapid transit. SEPTA is the sixth-largest U.S. transit system by ridership and employs about 9,000 people. At sea, the region is home to three major shipping ports, which have historically transported the more perishable goods than any other port in the country.