FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RCR Taylor Logistics Park Officially Opens Serving Austin MSA & Central Texas
RCR Taylor Logistics Park opened January 15, 2021 with dual Class 1 rail service from Union Pacific and BNSF Railroads. The 755-acre site located in the City of Taylor & Williamson, County, Texas offers transloading, manifest, unit train and storage for national and international firms in the Austin/Central Texas area. The park is capable of handling multiple, non-hazardous commodities and looks forward to working with customers to meet their individual needs. Serving as a logistics hub for the Central Texas area, RCR Taylor Logistics Park will assist companies in increasing productivity and accessibility through offering dual Class 1 railroad service.
Geographic location is extremely important, and Taylor, Texas compliments both Union Pacific & BNSF networks which serve the western and central United States. The rail park is strategically adjacent to major highways, toll roads, industry and rail corridors. Due to the lack of public Class 1 rail served industrial parks in the Austin area the rail park will change logistics for Austin & Central Texas. More than 5 million people live within 100 miles of the park and RCR Taylor Logistics Park will spur business and economic development, divert hundreds of truck routes and provide much-needed employment in this fast-growing region.
RCR Taylor Logistics Park will give shippers a more direct and efficient route into the Austin/Central Texas markets as it is located in the Texas “Golden Triangle”. Williamson County & Central Texas are experiencing a tremendous amount of growth in the industrial development sector as the market continues to grow, and the Toll Road 130/Interstate 35 corridor is positioned for long term growth. Highway traffic is currently a hot topic and there are no signs of it declining. Any company shipping via rail is helping to reduce highway congestion, for on the average one rail car can hold four semi-trailer trucks of product. With the growth of Austin, the demand for rail freight tonnage will increase and RCR Taylor Logistics Park is prepared to expand and grow as needed.
RCR Rail Co. is pleased to make this strategic investment with the support of the City of Taylor and Williamson County, Texas offering a transportation alternative currently not on the map. Rail is a major player for corporations looking to move large quantities of product efficiently and RCR Taylor Logistics Park will allow industrial customers closer proximity to the population they serve while taking advantage of the significant cost savings of rail transit.
Union Pacific & BNSF are excited about this park for it offers a solution to an unmet rail need in the market. The park will benefit the city and the citizens of Taylor, creating employment opportunities and economic investment in the area. For companies considering locating to the Austin MSA/Central Texas area and require Class 1 rail service, RCR Taylor Logistics Park is located in an Opportunity Zone designated area.
RCR Rail Co. looks forward to working with companies as a “supply chain solution provider for current and/or future rail needs.”