Delta Backs Inland Port Option
Civic officials from Delta are planning a visit to Ashcroft Terminal. In an article in the Delta Optimist, it was noted that Delta civic officials support the option of an inland port at Ashcroft as it will help to preserve farmland adjacent to Roberts Bank. The fact-finding tour will take place in a couple of weeks. It's the latest effort by Delta to convince those looking at port expansion at Roberts Bank that the Ashcroft inland terminal proposal remains a viable alternative. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington was wise to point out that Europe presently makes extensive use of inland ports in order to relieve the industrial pressure on their marine terminals and agrees that it is time Port Metro Vancouver also decided to move in that direction.