April 19, 2014

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility


BNSF Railway introduced its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton today during the facility’s grand opening ceremony. LPKC is a more than 1,550-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF’s newest intermodal facility.

BNSF?s …

Edgerton, SWJCEDC up contract

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The unanimous approval of an agreement between the city of Edgerton and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (SWJCEDC) was the highlight of the Oct. 10 Edgerton City Council meeting.
The council’s …

Intermodal Open House scheduled for this Thursday

BNSF Railway will introduce its new Logistics Park Kanas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility to customers, community, federal and state leaders, and the media during the facility’s grand opening ceremony on Oct. 17.
A formal presentation by BNSF CEO Matt Rose …

Officials host grand opening of interchange

Ed Eilert, Chair of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, welcomes guests and dignitaries to the grand opening of the Interstate 35 interchange at Homestead Lane in Edgerton. The interchange was opened to traffic at the end of September, but officials cut a red ribbon in celebration of the completed project on Oct. 11. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
It appeared that dignitaries may be about to be pulled by a dump truck onto southbound Interstate 35, but the scene on the off ramp of I-35 at Homestead Lane was a celebration of collaboration instead.
Ed …

Edgerton approves container storage lot

Danedri Thompson
Edgerton City Council members approved a shipping container storage lot during at Sept. 26 meeting.
The storage lot will be located on the northeast corner of Waverly and 191st Street.
As part of the approval process, the …

I-35 interchange open

Photo courtesy of Jerry Kellogg

The I-35 interchange serving the new intermodal logistics park is now open.…

Edgerton hosts final intermodal session

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The fourth session of Edgerton’s Intermodal 101 was held on Sept. 30, at Edgerton Elementary School.
The session focused on transportation and infrastructure. Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts and city administrator Beth Linn each …

Intermodal, logistics park, interchange open

Danedri Thompson
With little public fanfare, the sometimes contentious Logistics Park Kansas City project opened its doors in Edgerton on Monday, Sept. 30.
LPKC, with its rail-accessible warehouses next to the BNSF intermodal, will offer distribution services to an …

Overweight permits on hold at KDOT request

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
The issue of heavyweight truck traffic on the roads surrounding Logistics Park Kansas City, near the BNSF Intermodal facility, was the topic of discussion at  an Edgerton City Council  meeting on Sept. 19.…

Intermodal class draws a crowd

Strings of empty shipping container well cars sit under the five large production cranes at the BNSF Railway’s new Kansas City InterModal Facility (KCIMF) in readiness for the opening of the huge complex in coming days. Construction on the intermodal center began 2-1/2 years ago. The facility will add to the employment base in the area and is expected to attract a few thousand additional jobs in the area within the next 10 to 20 years as the result of expected new warehouse distribution centers. Submitted photo by Larry Byers

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
A huge crowd turned out for the third session of Edgerton’s “Intermodal 101” on Sept. 23, at Edgerton Elementary School.
This session focused on employment opportunities that will be created by the soon …