750 Acre Rail/Logistics Park Breaks Ground Taylor, Texas

Sep 16, 2021
Staff Reports

RCR Taylor Logistics Park (http://taylor.rcrrailco.comis a dual Class 1 railed-served industrial park ideally located west of Taylor, Tx in the Austin MSA, to serve manufacturing, storage and logistics of central Texas offering direct access to Union Pacific and BNSF Rail lines, State Highway 130, Interstate 35 and State Hwy 79.  Serving as a logistics hub for the area will assist companies in Travis & Williamson counties, the greater Austin area and other localities increase productivity and accessibility with unrestricted access.  The park is capable of handling multiple, non-hazardous commodities and can be customized to fit customers' needs through transloading, manifest and unit train services for both Class 1 railroads. 

Development began in January on the 750 acs which will offer rail & non-rail commercial sites with building sizes ranging from 50,000 - 1M + sq ft.  Clients currently considering RCR Taylor Logistics Park are national and international grade firms looking to consolidate to central Texas.  Austin Tx is currently rated the 'fastest growing city' in the US and highways aren't the only transportation option.  Traffic is currently a hot topic with everyone and there are no signs of it declining.  Every company utilizing rail shipping is helping reduce truck traffic and pollution for all.  Generally, one rail car is equivalent to four trucks helping to reduce highway congestion too.  With the greater Austin area expected to double in the next 20 years, the demand for rail freight tonnage will increase and RCR RAIL Co is prepared to expand and grow as needed. 

RCR Rail Co is pleased to make this strategic investment with the support of Taylor, Tx offering a transportation alternative currently not on the map in Central Texas.  Rail is a major player for corporations looking to move product effectively and in large quantities and RCR Taylor Logistics Park will allow industrial users to be closer to the population they serve while taking advantage of the significant cost savings of rail transit.

Rail access is particularly relevant to industries whome rely on materials, like construction.  For companies not located on a rail line such as luber, steel and concrete components they have to pay for more expensive methods of transportation.  Rail allows product fro vendors across the country and the easy major highway access helps serve customers in central Texas.

Union Pacific and BNSF are excited about this park for it offers a solution to an unmet rail need in the market.  The park will be a high-end, industrial project, benefiting the city and citizens of Taylor, creating employment opportunities and investments in the area.

For companies considering location to central Texas and require Class 1 rail service, the RCR Taylor Logistics Park is located in a 'trifecta' area for relocation with Foreign Trade Zone, Triple Freeport and Opportunity Zone designations.  RCR Rail Co has been pleased working with Mark Thomas, President/CEO- Taylor EDC (512-923-3568) to get the park to development stage and operational in 2020.

RCR Rail Co looks forward to working with companies as a 'supply chain solution provider for current and/or future rail needs'.