February 6, 2016

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

Members of the public were introduced to the new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility during a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17. During the ceremony, Chuck Burriss, general director hub and facility operations for BNSF, said the intermodal is currently in phase 2, and 65 percent of the volume has been transferred from Argentine to the Edgerton facility. Continue Reading

Importer announces agreement to lease space in Edgerton

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Demdaco will re-locate to Edgerton after all, Logistics Park Kansas City officials announced June 26. The Lenexa-based gift importer renewed its lease for warehouse space in North Kansas City at the end of 2010 after an extensive search for warehouse space that included Edgerton. At the time, Demdaco sought a 312,000 square-foot Continue Reading

BNSF truck burns near intermodal

Police and firefighters responded to a blaze near U.S. 56 Highway and Four Corners Road in Edgerton at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon. According to a contractor on the intermodal project, the source of thick, black smoke that blanketed a pocket of the highway was a BNSF truck. The location complicated the response of Continue Reading

BNSF, Edgerton to work with new developer; Allen Group-KC out

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Allen Group of Kansas City will no longer serve as the developer of the Logistics Park of Kansas City, the planned warehouse development adjacent to the Edgerton Intermodal. Edgerton officials approved an agreement March 28 that amends the original financing agreements for the intermodal project. Initially inked as an arrangement between Continue Reading

Man struck by train

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com A man escaped serious injury after being struck by a train near 167th and U.S. 169 Highway on Sept. 15. According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the man was struck just before 3 a.m. as he was walking on the tracks. He was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Continue Reading

Boy Scout troop works to light flag at Gardner Cemetery

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com This Memorial Day a volunteer from the American Legion agreed to tend to the American flag located at the Gardner Cemetery; each day at dawn the Legionnaire would dutifully trek out to the cemetery to raise Old Glory and at evening he would lower her right at dusk. Members of the Legion Continue Reading

Moonlight Road, 56 Highway intersection to close this week

Weather permitting, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF)  will perform road and track restorations at the Moonlight Road railroad crossing located at the intersection of Moonlight Road and U.S. 56 Highway during the week of May 31. BNSF will close Moonlight Road, at the railroad crossing, from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3. Continue Reading

Edgerton roads to close permanently

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com The city of Edgerton has announced upcoming road closures related to the construction of the BNSF Intermodal Facility. On Tuesday, Edgerton City Superintendent Mike Mabrey released a statement notifying the public of the city’s intent to close 183rd Street between U.S. 56 Highway and Waverly Road; Four Corners Road between U.S. 56 Continue Reading

Gardner adjusts agreement for sale of land to BNSF

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Council members agreed to offer BNSF an easement on city property rather than selling all of a  .434-acre parcel of land to the railroad during a meeting Jan. 18. A portion of the property will be conveyed to BNSF as an easement and the rest will be sold to the railroad as Continue Reading

BNSF fined by labor department

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has been ordered to pay a Kansas City, Kan.-based employee $95,096 following a whistleblower investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fine represents back wages, compensatory damages, attorney’s fees,  and punitive damages. The investigation revealed that BNSF issued an employee a 30-day suspension Continue Reading