December 20, 2014

Intermodal, logistics park, interchange open

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
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

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

Intermodal class discusses public safety issues

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
Session two of the city of Edgerton’s “Intermodal 101” was held Sept. 16, at Edgerton Elementary School.
This series of informational sessions is designed to provide answers to citizens’ questions and concerns regarding …

Edgerton kicks-off Intermodal class

Charlie Troutner
Special to The Gardner News
A big crowd turned out for the city of Edgerton’s “Intermodal 101,” the first in a series of informational meetings concerning the Logistics Park Kansas City and BNSF Intermodal project in Edgerton.
The …

Consultants present southwest county plan

Marty Shukert, a consultant, discusses potential land uses during a southwest Johnson County planning meeting for public officials. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Marty Shukert, a consultant, discusses potential land uses during a southwest Johnson County planning meeting for public officials. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
A team of consultants presented a final of draft of the Southwest Johnson County …

Logistics Park KC to host community open house

The Logistics Park Kansas City will host a community open house on Oct. 5. Members of the public are invited to see the warehouse and distribution centers under construction at the logistics park.
Hamburgers, chips and drinks will be served. …

Free informational intermodal sessions offered

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton citizens and local stakeholders are invited to attend a series of classes about the intermodal project.
Classes will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday nights for four weeks. Citizens aren’t required to attend …

Gardner, Edgerton to offer info classes

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner and Edgerton have announced classes that will inform residents about local projects and departments.
Edgerton will offer a class on Mondays entitled “Intermodal 101.” The four-week class will allow the city to showcase the intermodal project. …

Edgerton to discuss heavy haul corridor

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Edgerton council members will consider creating a heavy haul corridor near the intermodal. The governing body discussed the idea during a council meeting on Aug. 8.
When it opens this fall, heavy haul traffic will be routed …