Shawnee Mission Auto Dealership Will Occupy Vacant Space

Posted September 12, 2023 A long-time vacant Overland Park space could be the location for a new Shawnee Mission Kia dealership after its parent group, Group 1 Automotive, plans to redevelop the site. The 5-acre site, located at 8775 Metcalf… more

University of Central Missouri Gets Skyhaven Aviation Center Off The Ground

Posted September 12, 2023 The University of Central Missouri (UCM) held the ribbon-cutting for the Skyhaven Aviation Center, making the institution the only university in Missouri to operate its own public-use airport. The ceremony was conducted Friday located at 160… more

Increased Electric Vehicle Demand, $40M To Help Kansas EV Infrastructure

Posted August 17, 2023 Kansas residents who drive electric vehicles are in demand of more fueling stations and the demand will only continue to grow, however, plans are in place to remedy the situation. Tami Alexander—transportation electrification manager with the… more

Full-Size Trucks Have Highest Theft Rate, New Report Shows

Posted August 2, 2023 According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, vehicles with the highest theft rate last year were full-size pickups. Full-size trucks made up more than 25 percent of the thefts reported in 2022, a decrease of 33… more

New Refrigerated Warehouses Planned

Kansas City’s logistics scene has been red-hot for a long time, but there will soon be a chill in the air. No, not because things are slowing down; it’s coming from a new collaboration between Canadian Pacific Kansas City and… more

The KC Streetcar Southern Expansion Means Big News For UMKC Athletes

The University of Missouri-Kansas City issued Monday a request of proposals for the development of a five-acre parcel next to the streetcar at 51 Street and Brookside Boulevard. [caption id="attachment_33462" align="alignleft" width="711"] University of Missouri-Kansas City[/caption] UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal… more

KCI Airport Numbers Soar for March, Busiest Month in Years

March proved to be the busiest month for KCI since December 2019, as reported by the Kansas City Missouri Aviation Department.  According to the department, 944,234 passengers arrived and departed in March. The same month as the opening of the… more

Executive of the Year 2022: Patrick Ottensmeyer

Always on Track By engineering the nation’s biggest transportation M&A deal in 2021, Pat Ottensmeyer positions the new Canadian Pacific Kansas City for the next era in rail. Patrick Ottensmeyer tells the story of an early fling with entrepreneurship when he… more

Missouri lawmakers pass gasoline tax increase under statewide transportation investment bill

Republican lawmakers in Missouri have passed a bill to raise the gas tax for the first time since the 1990's. Now, it's headed to Governor Mike Parson's desk. The GOP-led House voted Tuesday 104-52 to raise Missouri's 17-cent gas tax… more

$600M requested for Johnson County Gateway road project

The city of Lenexa bypassed the Kansas Department of Transportation and instead requested about $600 million from the federal government to pay for the third phase of the Johnson County Gateway roads project. Funding has been requested to pay for… more