Council hears Port Metro Vancouver president
Port Metro Vancouver president Robin Silvester spoke to council Monday evening about the need for a new Deltaport terminal at Robert's Bank.
He talked about the importance of the port for job creation and economic growth, and that the expansion's construction, rail corridor and terminal road upgrades, would be done with concern for the environment and wetlands habitat preservation.
Council asked a number of questions, including the increase in water lot home, air quality, power lines, light rail, and truck traffic.
Trucks from the port has already created significant congestion in South Delta, which Silvester said will be improved when the South Fraser Perimeter Road is completed in 2013.
Some councillors echoed the frustration of commuters.
"Can you imagine approaching the Massey Tunnel in the morning and evening without a single truck on the road," asked Coun. Ian Paton, rhetorically. "Why can every other port figure out a way to keep the bloody trucks off the road during peak hours?"