Transportation

Great Plains offers true multimodal transportation opportunities with convenient access to major Midwestern and global markets. With its proximity to major highways, railways and barges, Great Plains provides for ease of shipping regionally, nationally and globally.

ROAD ACCESS

Great Plains is located on U.S. Highway 400, the major east-west route through southern Kansas - a route that is also listed as the No. 3 Congressional Priority Corridor in the U.S., which provides easy access for shipping and receiving. This super-two lane, on four-lane right-of-way provides a hint of what U.S. 400 will look like in the future. U.S. 400 also connects with I-44, and plans are being made to turn the eastern most 28 miles of that connection into a four-lane, limited access freeway.

RAIL ACCESS

In today's market, it is difficult to find rail-served sites. Great Plains offers a direct connection to the Union Pacific Railroad, with a switch off of the main line currently in place and operational. With 30 miles of rail on-site servicing buildings and parcels of all sizes, there is a location at Great Plains that can meet your needs.  

Great Plains has a rail service agreement with Progress Rail Services to switch out any cars needing to be off-loaded at the site. Ready access to this asset can greatly reduce shipping and storage charges for your business.  

AIR CONNECTIONS

Southeast Kansas has access to several commercial airports depending on your choice of carrier and flight route, including:
*Parsons Tri-City Airport is a general aviation, city-owned, multi-user airport west of Parsons that offers one 5,000' long, 75' wide runway. A modern terminal hosts visiting pilots in comfort. Hanger space is also available.  

PORT OF CATOOSA

Tulsa Port of Catoosa is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the U.S. Located at the head of the navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Northeast Oklahoma, the port offers year-round, ice-free barge service with river flow levels controlled by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. With worldwide access capabilities, products can travel easily and efficiently from America's heartland to the rest of the world. The Port of Catoosa is only 90 miles south of Great Plains by rail. 

Business Visit


Parsons Sun, April 29, 2016
A Hawker jet recently utilized the Tri-City Airport to bring seven members of a corporate team to attend a meeting at Great Plains.

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