October 9, 2015

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 Brett Wilson of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the theft occurred between 7 p.m. and Continue Reading

Kansas planning for transloading facilities

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is working to identify locations for transloading facilities. According to a KDOT press release, transloading is “the process of moving goods from one mode of transportation to another, or in this case, from truck to rail and rail to truck.” “There’s a need for bringing commodities Continue Reading

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 in 2009. Participants visited city, public safety and economic development officials in Will County, the Continue Reading

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 from one mode of transportation to another, or in this case, from truck to rail Continue Reading

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 owner. However, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still seeking the individual that stole truck, Continue Reading

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 project will convert the historic building into commercial space and apartment units.

Another major warehouse going up

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 walls, made from pre-stressed concrete panels, should be completed shortly.

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 the road near the diverging diamond at Homestead Lane and Interstate 35 interchange. “Is it Continue Reading

Freight advisory committee meets for first time

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com No one from the city of Edgerton earned an appointment to Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King’s recently-formed Freight Advisory Committee. However, Edgerton City Administrator Beth Linn and Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts attended the first meeting of the committee on April 2 in Topeka. Members of the committee include a BNSF Continue Reading

After many years of planning, intermodal opens in 2013

After several years of planning, occasional controversy, and a lengthy construction process, the long-awaited BNSF intermodal opened its doors in late September. Its sounding bell was a train whistle last fall. Officials hosted a public, grand opening on Oct. 17. During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the Continue Reading