Transportation Infrastructure & Utilities

Transportation

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) was built by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and opened in 1972. The airport is accessible via three major interstates, four interstate linkages and ten Federal highways and is located just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City.

Visit their website www.flykci.com.


ATA Bus Service:

Visit their website www.kcata.org for available routes.

Abundant, Accessible Roadways

Platte County workers enjoy a short commute time where often miles equal time driven; for example: 20 miles=20 minutes.
Platte County offers options from 2-6 lanes of traffic. Platte County has six state highways, three federal highways and three interstates:

  • I-29 traverses the county from north to south.
  • I-435 and I-635 are linkages to an interstate network that circles the metro area and connects with I-35 & I-70.
  • Kansas City boasts more interstate highway miles per capita than any other US metropolitan area. Motor freight can reach the farthest points of the continental U.S. within two days.

Superior Intermodal Facilities

By Rail:

  • Kansas City is the second largest rail center in the United States.
  • Kansas City’s railroads provide freight delivery within 1-4 days to most major US cities.

Railroads Serving Kansas City

  • Amtrak Burlington Northern & Sante Fe Canadian Pacific
  • Kansas City Southern Kansas City Terminal Missouri & Northern Arkansas
  • Norfolk Southern Southern Pacific Union Pacific

By Water:

  • The Kansas City Port provides access to ports on the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, & the Atlantic Seaboard.
  • 51 docks and terminal facilities exist in the metropolitan area (3 are in Platte County)

Utilities

Kansas City is known for its reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service. There are numerous electric and gas companies serving the Kansas City area. Municipalities or special water districts supply water while area municipalities provide sewer services. Platte County’s utility partners offer services at competitive rates. Each also offers economic incentive rates to large users that meet certain criteria.

Electrical service is provided by:

Kansas City Power & Light has a generating capacity of 6,600 megawatts and serves the following communities: Houston Lake, Kansas City (south of Tiffany Springs exit & I-29), Lake Waukomis, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte Woods, Riverside, and Weatherby Lake.

Owned and governed by its members, Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative serving commercial and residential locations generally in the unincorporated areas of Platte County. Its overall generating capacity is 5,827 megawatts.

Natural gas is provided by:

Missouri Gas Energy/Spire distributes from their supply from Williams Natural Gas and Panhandle Eastern Corp. through distribution mains that range from 2″ to 12″ and serve the following communities: Camden Point, Dearborn, Edgerton, Houston Lake, Kansas City, Lake Waukomis, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte Woods, Riverside and Weatherby Lake.

Empire District Gas distributes their supply from Southern Star Central Pipeline, Inc. through distribution mains of 4″ and serves the following communities: Platte City, Tracy, and Weston.

Telecommunications

Kansas City’s overall telecommunications infrastructure is highly advanced, reliable, robust and redundant.

Telecommunications service is provided by:

AT&T serves the following communities: Farley, Houston Lake, Kansas City (south of 112th street), Lake Waukomis, Northmoor, Parkville, Platte Woods, Riverside and Weatherby Lake.

CenturyLink Telephone’s local service serves the following communities: Camden Point, Dearborn, Edgerton, Ferrelview, Iatan, Kansas City (north of 112th street), Platte City, Ridgely, Tracy, & Weston.

Unite Private Networks (UPN) offers services in unincorporated parts of Platte County as well as Platte City, Ferrelview and the KCI Corridor. Because Unite is a new provider of services, its service territory as noted above is expanding and may not be completely current here.

Water/Sewer Services

Platte County communities have adequate water supplies and wastewater treatment capacity to meet the needs of new residential, commercial and industrial users. City of Kansas City Water serves most of Platte County, while Missouri American Water Services serves residents in some of our smaller communities including Parkville, Riverside and Weston.