R&DB wrote: ↑Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:47 pm Folks, I keep seeing all this talk about a transload facility along the TRIT. The only land large enough is the BASF (former Ciba) site. Unfortunatly that would require clearing a lot of forest. All the cleared land has solar panels on it. Gougle sat view to see for yourself.I've heard from a few different people, who are pretty trustworthy/have more sources on DRRR than we do, that C&D/DRRR wants to open a transloading operation of some sort. Besides that, why else would DRRR want to re-open the TRIT when there are currently no customers on it? Even if the one or two that used to use it come back, that's not enough to justify re-opening it.
I have previously stated my concerns about Rte37 traffic and the crossing.
You'd be surprised, there are actually a lot of potential spots for a transloading operation on the TRIT that aren't the old Ciba-Geigy spot. Since the TRIT parallels Rt37, these spots would have pretty easy access to highways. There are also a few OOS-looking quarries that could possibly work too. I quickly looked at Google maps, and here's what I found: https://imgur.com/a/K48e51a Even for Ciba-Geigy, you could still fit something there.
Indeed, a lot of forests would have to be cleared, which is very unfortunate, but that's already happening with or without a transloading facility. As for traffic, yeah, it would probably cause more truck traffic, but so do all the new construction projects for housing developments and shopping centers.