Rail Services and Rates

Locomotive car

As a service to New Century Commerce Center tenants, the Johnson County Airport Commission operates the JCAX, a Short-Line, Class III railroad, regulated by the Federal Rail Administration, that works with BNSF to completes last mile deliveries and pickups.


The JCAX rail system is comprised of more than 6 miles of track that runs throughout the New Century Commerce Center. Among the 6 miles of track is ample long-term storage space, as well as short-term storage space and a commercial scale available for tenants use. The JCAX operates two locomotives for daily operations and moves between 750 to 1000 cars annually.

View the Rail Rates & Charges Schedule.

Recent Improvements

2021: As of late 2021, nearly all on-site rail crossings have been converted to concrete from the original wood infrastructure

2021: Over $400k was invested in new ballast, ties and switch components as a result of the JCAX partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation rail grant program

2016: Purchase and rehab of a second locomotive, "2016", to take over as the primary locomotive


The rail used today by the JCAX was originally infrastructure built by the Olathe Naval Air Station and used to move material, supplies and personnel. 

The JCAX provides rail service to the following resident businesses: