This study was led by Philip Davies in association with Wave Point Consulting Ltd., Hooper Engineering, and GTS Group International for the City of Vernon. The scope of the project included a literature review on success factors and best practices for inland intermodal facilities, a review of existing road and rail infrastructure and service providers in the North and Central Okanagan, and an assessment of freight volumes originating and destined in the Okanagan.

The availability and cost of suitable industrial land in the area were assessed, and detailed capital and operating cost estimates were developed to evaluate the financial feasibility of an intermodal facility. On the basis of this analysis, recommendations for regional priorities to improve logistics services to Okanagan shippers were made.