Infrastructure & Transportation


With access to river, rail, and interstate and close proximity to two major airports, Atchison County is ideally suited for any number of business ventures.



BBN_MAP_Rockport_20120926 Atchison County is well equipped to meet the demands of any sized organizations data needs due to its robust county wide fiber network, with multiple 10 Gigabit backbone connections to St Louis and Kansas City providing fully redundant Internet access. Due to the amount and the strategic location of the fiber thoughout the county interconnection can be accomplished with a minimum investment.

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Highway and Trucks

US 136 - Adjacent Interstate 29 - Adjacent
US 59 - Adjacent Interstate 35 - 90 Miles
US 275 - Adjacent Interstate 80 - 60 Miles
US 75 - 20 Miles Interstate 70 - 110 Miles
US 71 - 30 Miles
US 36 - 60 Miles

Within 150 mile radius there are over 150 trucking companies which represent over 13,000 tractors and 21,000 trailers with the ability to handle almost any shipper's needs.



Kansas City International Airport - 80 Miles
Eppley Airfield - 80 Miles
Gould - Peterson Municipal Airport - 3,875 foot concrete runway.  Located outside of Tarkio on Hwy 136.



Burlington Northern Santa Fe services Rock Port daily from terminals in Lincoln, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri.  From these terminals the entire rail network is accessible.  Hub Center (piggyback) service is available through drayage at Kansas City and Omaha.



Missouri River - Barge service is offered within 8 miles 9 months a year (depending on weather)

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