October 25, 2014

Thieves take box trailer, supplies near intermodal

Law enforcement officers are seeking a box trailer that was stolen near the Interstate 35 interchange at Homestead Lane. The white trailer has Minnesota plates and a license plate number CAT9636. “PCI” was printed on its side.
According to detective …

Kansas planning for transloading facilities

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a third. Roberts said a state-run or financed facility would be direct competition for the BNSF Intermodal and the adjacent logistics park. State officials say the planning of a transloading facility is in the very early stages, and state officials don’t know who would operate or finance the construction of such facilities. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

The DeLong Grain Company unloads, stores and ships grain for export at the Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton. Mayor Don Roberts said the DeLong facility’s Edgerton location has already lowered Kansas farmers’ grain shipping costs by up to a

Council tours Illinois intermodal to learn expectations

From the Archives: April 2008

Mark Taylor
submissions@gardnernews.com
Gardner, Edgerton, county and state officials are back from a two-day fact-finding mission to the Chicago area where BNSF operates an intermodal logistics park similar to one planned to open near Gardner …

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