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Great Bend, Garden City Chosen as Shipping Sites

Associated Press - September 2, 2015 8:26 am

Kansas recorded a 22 percent increase in traffic fatalities in 2016 compared with the previous year, and one state trooper says distracted driving is the main reason.

The state transportation department has chosen Garden City and Great Bend as sites for centers that will move goods from one type of transportation to another.

The two cities were chosen from a group of seven cities that made formal presentations in August to the Transload Facility Site Analysis Selection Committee.

The centers, called transload sites, will move goods between trucks and railcars. The centers are expected to provide more flexible and cost-effective shipping for businesses that do not have access to freight rail service or need more warehouse space.

John Maddox, with the Kansas Transportation Department, says the next step is working with the cities and stakeholders to develop plans for the centers. He’s hoping that process will be done in 90 days.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

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