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New bidder raises offer on KC Southern

Kansas City Southern has been offered another bid, this time from Canadian National Railway with a cash-and-stock offer valued at $33.7 billion. The offer amount outdoes competing bidder Canadian Pacific's cash-and-stock proposal of $25 billion. Any deal would capitalize on… more

Missouri infrastructure scores low in White House report

 A new report from the White House shows that Missouri  received a grade of C- when it came to infrastructure. The report found Missouri has 2,190 bridges and more than 7,500 miles of highway in poor condition. By releasing state-by-state data, Biden’s… more

Yellow ushers in new president

Overland Park-based Yellow Corp. has named a new president.  The trucking and logistics company, formerly known as YRC Worldwide Inc., promoted Darrel Harris to the role.  Harris joined Yellow in November as executive vice president of strategic initiatives. The industry… more

Kansas City Southern sale to go under review

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern today made a filing with the Surface Transportation Board asserting their right to have the STB review their combination under a waiver the STB granted to KCS in 2001. The filing was… more

KC area Ford, GM plants cut production once again amid continuing chip shortage

The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter. The shutdowns likely will affect dealer inventory of vehicles made at the… more

Amtrak to resume full route service through Kansas City

Full Amtrak services in the region will soon resume after an interruption that began in October 2020. Daily service across Kansas will resume May 31 through the assistance of renewed federal funding. In October, service on the Southwest Chief route… more

KCI single terminal project rounds halfway finish point

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Sale of Custom Truck One Source closes at $1.48B

The acquisition of Kansas City-headquartered Custom Truck One Source has been finalized, the specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions provider selling to Nesco Holdings, Inc.  News of the acquisition was originally announced back in December 2020. Today, the transaction closed… more

Approval of streetcar Riverfront route extension advances

Full approval is nearly complete for the KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension project. Estimated to cost $20.2 million, the project will extend the streetcar route three-quarters of a mile to Berkeley Riverfront Park. The line currently ends Third Street Grand Boulevard.… more

Suggested revision to Buck O’Neil Bridge design aims for preservation of structure, green space

A strong divide in the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) design plan for the new Buck O’Neil Bridge has members of the community, and some city officials, hoping for a revised design that will allow the bridge to be updated… more