September 4, 2015

BNSF announces contractors for intermodal project

Corbin H. Crable

OVERLAND PARK — BNSF Railway Co. has announced the names of the contractors that will take the long-discussed concept of the intermodal facility and finally turn it into a reality.

BNSF President Matt Rose on Monday …

EDITORIAL: KCPL district situation sounds awfully familiar

In another ”good deal” gone bad for taxpayers, Kansas Citians are being asked to pay $10 to $15 million per year to make up a shortfall on the Power and Light economic development project.

KC officials approved a financing plan …

School board to donate to Project Graduation next year

Danedri Thompson

School board members directed district staff to set aside $5,000 in next year’s budget to donate to Project Graduation next year. Last year, due to budget constraints the district was unable to donate funds to the annual …

Updated: Analysis shows intermodal project net loss for GE District

Danedri Thompson

With the exception of the Gardner Edgerton School District, every taxing entity the intermodal touches will see a net benefit from the project, according to a cost-benefit analysis the city of Edgerton provided to The Gardner News

Editorial: School taxpayers have most to lose from intermodal

We hate to say, “we told you so.” But at this point we’re going to have to make an exception and say it: We told you so.

The intermodal project will benefit the state, the county, Johnson County Community College, …

Spring Hill women to be presented with gifts for good Samaritan efforts

BNSF Railway’s Grade Crossing Safety team and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will recognize two Spring Hill women for saving a man’s life last week when his car became stuck on railroad tracks at a closed crossing. The women pulled …

Edgerton council annexes intermodal land

The Edgerton City Council annexed the 1,000 acres designated for the BNSF intermodal facility at Thursday night’s meeting.

According to Edgerton City Administrator, all three parties involved in the annexation agreement – the city, BNSF and the Allen Group – …

Intermodal debate moves from Gardner to Statehouse

Danedri Thompson

The debate over BNSF’s logistics hub moved to Topeka this week as supporters and opponents of Senate bill 693 testified before the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning.

As written, the bill would make the state …