The Kansas City Star

Kansas Capitol Report

January, 22, 2006

Officials of the Allen Group, a California developer, said people interested in a sneak preview of a proposed 1,300-acre freight hub southeast of Gardner can see it on the Internet at www.dallashub.com.

A similar rail and truck facility to receive trainloads of imported goods from West Coast ports is being constructed near Dallas.

The BNSF Railway Co. is behind the development and made a presentation last week to lawmakers from Johnson County. Skip Kalb Jr., the railroad’s director of strategic development, said the project would generate more than $100 million in local and state taxes over five years.