The Town of Taber required the preparation of a Business and Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the North East sector of town, a predominantly industrial area. The rail industry objectives included:
‐ Preparation of a land use planning and policy framework for the future development of primarily industrial lands that meets the requirements of the Municipal Government Act.
‐ Identifying the market demand for business and industrial property and determining the appropriate type and size of the industrial development.
‐ Developing a land use concept determining the location of business, light, and medium industrial land uses within the ASP.
‐ Creation of a strategy on feasibility around a rail spur extension to support a transload and rail logistics park component including details on options available for implementation of such a project. The rail freight feasibility assessment was led by a Davies Transportation Consulting Inc. team that included Darryl Anderson and Norm Hooper.
Effect Advisory led a project along with Davies Transportation Consulting to undertake a marketing study to identify opportunities to increase freight traffic on the Dammam-Riyadh rail line, and the evolving rail industry network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Darryl Anderson along with Norm Hopper were also retained to undertake this rail intermodal and freight consulting project. The overall goal of the study was to identify potential customers for freight rail service, identify the operational and infrastructure changes that will be required to enhance freight shipping efficiency, attract and accommodate the additional traffic, and estimate investment costs required to retain existing traffic and capture new business opportunities.
Metro Vancouver retained Phil Davies to lead research on the feasibility of inland intermodal terminals and implications for the supply chain logistics efficiency and environmental performance of goods movement through a major urban region. As part of the study team, Darryl Anderson was engaged to help conduct research, collect and compile data, and conduct interviews to prepare a report on the feasibility and potential impacts of inland terminals or inland port in the Pacific Northwest. The study team prepared a commentary on the general business and policy case for inland terminals to serve the need for the movement of goods through and into the metropolitan region while taking into consideration broader regional objectives.
Mr. Anderson provided briefings on the commercial and operational performance and efficiency of the Canadian intermodal transportation and railway freight industry and regulatory changes to confidential private sector investment firms located in North America. The results of the briefing were used to assess growth opportunities, railway management operating performance, earning forecasts and reduce investment risk. The Canadian railway industry during this period was characterized by new corporate strategies and service issues in the grain sector and the introduction of new railway regulations. The federal Minister of Transportation subsequently called for an early statutory review of the Canada Transportation Act.
Mr. Darryl Anderson was a senior rail freight shipping consultant for a Phil Davies led City of Vernon study. Identified options for enhancing performance and improvement of transportation services for intermodal transportation and rail shippers to the North Okanagan. Wave Point Consulting’s Mr. Anderson conducted stakeholder interviews, participated in existing transportation supply and demand analysis, led in the real estate site selection and feasibility analysis of a potential intermodal facility. The client value-added included detailed knowledge of intermodal and rail freight customer’s transportation service requirements; cargo volumes required for the financial feasibility of intermodal facility and the land use planning requirements to support continued short-line rail operations. The results of the rail industry project were used to align investment decisions with growth opportunities.