Danedri Thompson
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 all classes.
The first class, set for Sept. 9, will be taught by BNSF, the city of Edgerton, Northpoint Development and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation. It will cover the basics of the intermodal, including what it is and who uses it, what types of companies will locate adjacent to the facility and how logistics and trucking have changed.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Fire District No. 1 and BNSF officials will teach the second class, scheduled for Sept. 16. They will discuss how law enforcement and public safety agencies are preparing for the intermodal.
The third class will tackle employment at the intermodal on Sept. 23. Officials from Johnson County Community College and BNSF will address the kinds of employment the intermodal will bring to the area and how job candidates can prepare themselves for work at the intermodal and logistics hub.
City of Edgerton officials will lead the final class on Sept. 30. They will discuss transportation and infrastructure related to the intermodal project including what roads are being built and how much traffic they anticipate.
R.S.V.Ps are not required for the free information sessions. The sessions will run on Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edgerton Elementary School.