April 25, 2014

BNSF opens Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility

BNSF  photo's crane lift

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 …

BNSF truck burns near intermodal

First responders were on the scene of a fire near the intermodal property on Friday afternoon. According to a witness, the source of the thick black smoke is a BNSF truck on fire on the opposite side of the railroad tracks. Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

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 …

Groundbreaking set for DeLong facility at intermodal

The DeLong Company will host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction on its warehouse project on April 22.
The grain-exporting company will build warehouse facility on 8 acres near the intermodal. It is the first tenant of the Logistics …

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

Danedri Thompson


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 …

Resident complains about ‘mud road’ in Edgerton

Mark Taylor
Residents of 191st Street are none too happy with the city of Edgerton’s decision to designate the road for heavy haul to accommodate intermodal clients.
“We have a mud road,” resident Rob Shippy told the council on …

Island annexation request withdrawn

Mark Taylor
Johnson County Commissioners rescinded a public hearing and vote they had scheduled on June 14 for an island annexation request from the city of Edgerton.
Commissioners said the property’s owner — who wanted to build a container …

County signs on to freight district study

Mark Taylor

The Johnson County Commission has signed on with the cities of Gardner and Edgerton, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Kansas Department of Transportation in funding a study of the Southwest Johnson County Freight District.

Commissioners approved …

Eilert presents State of the County Address

Mark Taylor
The KC Logistics Hub in Edgerton was a highlight of Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert’s State of the County Address on March 27.
Eilert said the project is 50 percent complete and is due to open …

Intermodal bids come in below estimates

Mark Taylor
Construction bids for road improvements serving the intermodal logistics park came in below estimates, Johnson County Commissioners were told Feb. 2.
Hannes Zacharias, county manager, said bids were opened by the Kansas Department of Transportation on Jan. …

State of Kansas weighs in on intermodal

Danedri Thompson
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt weighed in on the Intermodal project last week filing a brief with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver asking justices to reject a lawsuit to block construction of the project.…