Transportaion


Local Firms Form KCI Design Team

The drive to bring a single-terminal configuration to Kansas City International Airport took on additional business-civic overtones today as five prominent design firms from the region were introduced as partners for the proposal put forward in the spring by Burns… more

City Sets Hearings on KCI Funding Plan

Kansas City officials today announced that a proposal to use private financing for a new single-terminal system at Kansas City International Airport would be aired in a pair of public hearings this week. The $1 billion financing proposal put forth… more

James Says Burns & McDonnell Will Finance New Single-Terminal Design at KCI

With an additional shoe provided by Burns & McDonnell, Mayor Sly James has kicked the legs out from under arguments that the city can't afford a new single-terminal design replace the existing structure of Kansas City International Airport. The engineering… more

Ottensmeyer Tabbed for Bilateral Talks

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to… more

$10.5 Million Lee’s Summit Road Project Completed

This Friday, December 16, Kansas City and Lee’s Summit representatives will gather at Lee’s Summit Airport for a ribbon-cutting, celebrating the completion of a $10.5 million improvement project long Lee’s Summit Road, which connects Kansas City to the Lee’s Summit… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

Jobs Up, Unemployment Down in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released seasonally adjusted data today, indicating that Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 1,900 jobs in November, reaching a new record state-high of 2,842,200 jobs. The month’s employment increase was in addition to the… more

Johnson County Gateway Swings Into Service

The meeting of routes 35, 435 and K-10 is about to become a much more driver-friendly meeting as the Johnson County Gateway swings into full effect over the coming week. Yesterday in Lenexa, officials celebrated a ribbon-cutting for the completion… more

Streetcar Expansion Cleared for Voting

A Jackson County Circuit Court Judge has cleared the way for voting on the expansion of the Transportation Development District (TDD) for Kansas City’s budding streetcar service. The expanded district would support a southward expansion of the existing Main Street… more

Topeka Airport Seeks a Return of Passenger Flights

A consulting group specializing in air service development has determined that conditions in Topeka might be ripe for a return of passenger flights to Topeka Regional Airport, which hasn’t seen passenger flights since 2014. According to the study by Sixel… more