|Major Delivery Zone Cities|
|Zone 1||Zone 2||Zone 3||Zone 4|
|Chicago||New Orleans||Miami||Los Angeles|
|Kansas City||New York||Phoenix||Portland|
|Omaha||Salt Lake City||Billings||San Francisco|
|Denver||Houston||Montreal, PQ||Vancouver, BC|
|Des Moines||Cincinnati||Toronto, ON|
|Minneapolis/St. Paul||Washington, D.C.|
|Source: Survey of Buying Power, SBP-Online Report|
|Maximum Dimensions Allowed on Kansas Highways|
|Legal Width||8.5 ft|
|Legal Height||14.0 ft|
|Legal Length (single motor vehicle)||45.0 ft|
|Legal Length (truck-trailer combinations)||65.0 ft|
|Legal Length (each trailer when pulled in tandem)||28.5 ft|
|Legal Length (tractor-trailer combinations)||No limit|
|In-Transit Rail Shipping Times to Major Cities|
|Kansas City||1 Day|
|Los Angeles||5 Days|
|New York||7 Days|
|Oklahoma City||2 Days|
|St. Louis||2 Days|
|Kansas Turnpike Exceptions|
| Kansas Turnpike regulations are similar to those
for other Kansas highways with a few exceptions:
(K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 8-1904, K.S.A. 8-1908, 8-1909)
|Legal Weights Allowed on Kansas Highways|
|Single Axle||20,000 lbs|
|Tandem Axle||34,000 lbs*|
Kansas Highway Gross Weight Limits
|Interstate Highway||80,000 lbs|
|Other Highways||85,500 lbs|
|* Tandem axles with center less than 40 inches apart are considered one axle.|
|Kansas Rail Miles Owned and Operated
|Class I Carriers||
to Class III
| Burlington Northern Santa Fe
|Kansas City Southern||18||0||18||0|
|Union Pacific System||1,800||265||1,535||837|
|Class I Total||3,055||265||2,790||1,289|
|Class III Carriers||
From Class I
| Blackwell Northern Gateway
|Blue Rapids Railroad||10||0||10||0|
|Boot Hill & Western Railroad||10||0||10||1|
|Cimarron Valley Railroad||183||0||183||4|
|Garden City Western Railroad||45||0||45||0|
|Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad||642||111||753||36|
|Missouri & Northern Arkansas||0||8||8||0|
| Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado
|South Kansas & Oklahoma||305||0||305||36|
|V & S Railway||25||0||25||2|
|Kansas City Terminal||27||0||27||0|
|New Century AirCenter Railway||5||0||5||0|
|Wichita Terminal Association||3||0||3||0|
|Class III Total||1,666||265||1,931||109|
|Source: Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas State Rail Plan 2011|
Convenient access and direct routes to all national air service hubs is afforded by airports strategically located across all regions of the state. In the Kansas City area, Kansas City International Airport ( MCI) is the primary passenger and cargo service provider for Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. MCI is noted for its easy gate access and is described as “the world’s most people-friendly airport.” Click here to view the passenger service airlines. An extensive highway system permits easy transit of goods from Kansas businesses to MCI, which also provides state-of the-art cargo handling facilities.
In the Wichita or South Central region of Kansas, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport(ICT) hosts nearly 60 daily flight operations serving major hubs throughout the United States, including Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Scottsdale/Mesa, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Federal Express, UPS Supply Chain Solutions and UPS provide cargo service from Eisenhower National. Eisenhower National accommodates all aircraft and is demonstrating its commitment to innovation by constructing a state of the art terminal. Click here to view the passenger service airlines
Eisenhower National’s campus of 3,300 acres is home to more than 70 businesses including air cargo, hotels, restaurants, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft service and repairs, and government functions. Eisenhower National is conveniently located 5.2 miles southwest of the Central Business District, bordered on the north by U.S. Highway 54/400 and on the south by Highway K-42. It also provides easy access to and from Interstate 235. Supplementing Eisenhower National Airport is Colonel James Jabara Airport, a general aviation reliever airport for the Wichita metro area. Located nine miles northeast of the Central Business district, Jabara Airport consists of 802 acres, of which, 208 acres are available for aviation development.
In the North Central region, the Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) provides non-stop jet service daily to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/ Fort Worth. Also in the central region, the Salina Regional Airport (SLN) provides turboprop service to Kansas City.
In the Central and Northwest region, Great Bend (GBD) provides turboprop service to Wichita, and Hays (HYS) services Denver by jet aircraft.In Southwest Kansas, Garden City Regional Airport (GCK) provides daily jet service to Dallas / Fort Worth. Daily commercial flights to Denver are available from the Dodge City airport (DDC) and Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport (LBL) by turboprop aircraft.
Kansas has access to 122 miles of the Missouri River along the northeast corner of the state. Kansas has a total of eight commercial terminals located near Atchison, Leavenworth, Lansing, White Cloud and Kansas City. The Port of Kansas City – Woodswether Terminal – is located within one mile of downtown Kansas City and the interstate highway loop at River mile 367.1 on the south bank of the Missouri River. The 7-acred terminal recently underwent two significant phases of construction to address infrastructure ingress/egress and warehousing repairs.
Foodstuffs, fertilizer, scrap steel, cement and other raw materials, as well as machinery, comprise the bulk of shipments. The shipping season generally lasts between eight and nine months.
The Port of Catoosa, an inland seaport located near Tulsa, Okla., is approximately 50 miles from the Kansas border. The South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad and the BNSF Railway provide direct rail access to the Port. It is a year-round, economical alternative to other means of travel and is especially advantageous to businesses manufacturing large goods that need to be assembled prior to shipping. The Port has been approved for a $6.4 million grant in federal funds for a $13 million rehabilitation of the main dock.
FOREIGN TRADE ZONES
Foreign trade zones (FTZs) in Kansas provide a duty-free and quota-free entry point for foreign goods into specific areas under customs supervision for an unlimited period of time. Kansas offers a variety of sites managed by grantees in Kansas City (Zone 17) and Wichita (Zone 161).
Kansas has taken advantage of the new Alternative Site Framework (ASF) foreign trade zone designation intended to provide greater flexibility and expedite access to the benefits of the Foreign Trade Zone program. As a result, a company in the designated region is not restricted to a site specific FTZ, as the entire county is eligible for FTZ benefits under the ASF designation. This streamlined approach offers a quicker turnaround time and lower cost, allowing grantees to locate zone designation where companies are located.
The Kansas City FTZ has a number of Magnet and Usage-Driven sites, including a five-acre site with 220,000 square feet of above-ground covered space; a second five-acre site with a 26,000 square-foot warehouse, a 50,000 square-foot warehouse, 21 acres in the Leavenworth Area Business Center and over 1,000 acres at two locations in Topeka: Forbes Field/Topeka Air Industrial Park and Phillip Billard Airport/Industrial Park. The new ASF procedures were adopted for a five-county area including Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte that allow for a six-week approval process for certain types of designations with a significant reduction in the company’s out of pocket expenses.
The Wichita FTZ has received approval to use the new ASF procedures for a central region that includes Butler, Harvey, McPherson, Reno, Saline, Sedgwick and Sumner counties. The new system makes it faster and less expensive for area businesses to establish their facilities as foreign trade zones, with an estimated turnaround time of 30 to 40 days. Existing Magnet sites include 120 acres and 800,000 square feet of covered warehouse and assembly space in Wichita.
Goods brought into a zone or sub-zone may be stored, manipulated or mixed with domestic or foreign materials used in manufacturing processes or exhibited for sale. Anything shipped out of a zone into the United States customs territory is then subject to duties. Goods reshipped to foreign nations are never subject to U.S. customs duties.