The Kansas City area could end up with two large rail-truck
intermodal hubs. Burlington Northern-Santa Fe announced this week that it now has
a partner to help develop a freight center along Interstate 35 just south of the
According to The Kansas City
Star, the Allen Group, a San Diego-based industrial development firm, has
an agreement with BNSF to develop the proposed 1,000-acre logistics hub, expected
to be operational by late 2008.
BNSF estimates that the hub could
generate 10,000 truck trips a day within 20 years.
Meanwhile, a large real estate company is working with
Kansas City Southern Railroad in developing a separate intermodal hub at a
former air force base near Kansas City.