Inland Port Near Ashcroft Would Reduce Truck Traffic, Save Farmland: Report

Written on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Inland Port Near Ashcroft Would Reduce Truck Traffic, Save Farmland: Report

Originally published in the Vancouver Sun.

A Canadian National train carrying grain snakes its way along the Thompson River near Ashcroft, its cars stretching for miles through the low-rolling hills.

One day that train could potentially stop right there and unload, smack in the middle of Bob Landucci’s 130-hectare sage-cleared site in B.C.’s Interior. Indeed, that’s his intention once he gets the facility, dubbed the Ashcroft Terminal, running with everything from fleet management to transmodal and bulk transloading services.

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Ashcroft makes business sense

Written on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Ashcroft makes business sense

Published originally in the Delta Optimist.

Editor:

Re: Ashcroft isn't a realistic option for supply chain, letter to the editor, March 6

It was discouraging to read that a large, publiclytraded American company is challenging the logistics of Ashcroft Terminal as a solution to container congestion in the Lower Mainland.

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Ashcroft Terminal could ease port's big farmland appetite

Written on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Ashcroft Terminal could ease port's big farmland appetite

Originally published in the Richmond News.

Supporting an Interior rail container terminal could ease truck traffic in Metro Vancouver and help mitigate the desire to develop the region's limited farmland for industrial purposes.

That’s what Bob Landucci, president and CEO of the recently expanded Ashcroft Terminal, contended in a presentation to Richmond city councillors Monday evening.

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Richmond considers merits of inland port

Written on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Richmond considers merits of inland port

Originally published in the Richmond Review

Shipping more containers to an inland port in B.C. could ease development pressure on Richmond farmland, city council heard Monday.

Civic politicians invited representatives from Ashcroft Terminal to Richmond City Hall to pitch the merits of the inland port nearly 350 kilometres away. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said it’s in Richmond’s interest to encourage Ashcroft’s development to stem Port Metro Vancouver expansion.

“We see what’s happening with the port as ultimately encroaching on agricultural land, their insatiable appetite for more industrial land,” said Brodie, adding a new $2-billion bridge is also planned in part to handle truck traffic growth.

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Paving project to enhance Ashcroft and Cache Creek road network

Written on Friday, November 14th, 2014

Originally published on BC Newsroom.

ASHCROFT - The provincial government has made a commitment to resurface approximately 28 kilometres of highways and roads in the Ashcroft and Cache Creek area in 2015.

The paving project will take place on Highway 97C and Evans Road in Ashcroft, as well as on Highway 1 from south of Cache Creek to the Highway 97 Bonaparte River Bridge, including the arterial highway through Cache Creek.

The highway network in this region links communities and serves tourists, recreation users, residents, commercial traffic and the resource industry.

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