September 18, 2014

State to look at building intermodals

Kansas Department of Transportation officials have begun work to identify possible locations for construction of rail transloading facilities.  It is anticipated that an announcement of facility locations will be made within a year.
Transloading is the process of moving goods …

Information wanted in intermodal theft

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
They have the truck, but they’re still searching for the thief.
Gardner Police officers recovered a semi-tractor that had been stolen from the Edgerton intermodal last week. The truck, a 2006 Freightliner, has been returned to its …

LPKC developer inks downtown KC deal

NorthPoint Development, the company developing the KC Logistics Hub adjacent to the intermodal, has a new project on the horizon.
The company announced on Aug. 21 that it would redevelop the Power & Light Building in downtown Kansas City.
The …

Another major warehouse going up

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Photo courtesy of Larry Byers

Work is underway on a warehouse being constructed on the southeast corner of the Logistics Park-Kansas City. The contractor for the project, a speculation warehouse, has been erecting building walls in recent days. All four …

Jury still out on safety of diverging diamond

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Popular Science named it one of the best design innovations in 2009, but the jury is still out on the safety and ease the diverging diamond interchange design.
Brian Andrew, Edgerton, said he regularly sees trucks off …

Freight advisory committee meets for first time

A BNSF crane picks up freight from an incoming train. A new statewide freight advisory committee is tasked with proposing ways to move freight more easily through Kansas. File photo

A BNSF crane picks up freight from an incoming train. A new statewide freight advisory committee is tasked with proposing ways to move freight more easily through Kansas. File photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
No one from the city of Edgerton …

After many years of planning, intermodal opens in 2013

Intermodal crane parts were delivered to New Century Air Center in 2009. They were constructed at the intermodal site in 2013. The intermodal officially began accepting cargo deliveries in September of last year. Here, the crane parts are delivered by rail from New Century to the intermodal site. File photo

Intermodal crane parts were delivered to New Century Air Center in 2009. They were constructed at the intermodal site in 2013. The intermodal officially began accepting cargo deliveries in September of last year. Here, the crane parts are delivered by

Gardner council to examine trash hauling, truck route elimination

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
There may be new trash regulations coming to Gardner. City council members will discuss whether to contract trash services through a city bidding process at a future meeting.
Officials were debating how to handle truck traffic in …

New warehouse to be constructed at intermodal

Another warehouse is set to land in Edgerton. Northpointe Development, the developer of the logistics park adjacent to the BNSF intermodal, announced that Smart Warehousing will lease a 575,000-square-foot distribution center to be built in Edgerton.
Smart Warehousing is a …

City grants use permit over neighbor’s protest

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Edgerton City Council members debated the merits of a conditional use permit during a council meeting on Jan. 9.
The issue required that the council pass a city ordinance adopting the Edgerton Planning …