ONN – According to a City of Oakland Official, the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal is a net help for Oakland’s environment.
Fred Blackwell, Oakland’s head of Economic Development and the early point-person for the Oakland Army Base Redevelopment Project, touted the Insight Terminal Solutions Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal (OBOT) as a “gift” to the “environmental community” in this video clip based on an earlier video-blog interview posted August 16th, 2012.
Blackwell, now CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, as well as Insight Terminal Solutions, have pointed to Oakland Developer Phil Tagami’s Oakland Global and the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal within it as having an an environmental advantage because of its fast and close rail-to-ship design layout.
The format is projected to result in a reduction of thousands of truck movements per year through West Oakland. Trucks were found to be a leading cause of air pollution in Oakland.
This video has not been referred to in the mainstream media, yet it has been on Zennie62 on YouTube since 2012. One more reason why the OBOT developers brought their story to Zennie62Media – it was being ignored by those same publications and TV news broadcasts.
One fact that also remains untold: the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal is planned to use covered hopper cars, not open hopper cars. Covered hopper cars dramatically reduce bulk commodity emissions.
In addition to the use of covered hopper cars, the Oakland Global Rail Enterprise (OGRE) engine is an officially-rate low emissions design, specifically created to be used for the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal.
As Blackwell explains, the City of Oakland knew OBOT was to handle minerals like coal and iron ore before it said it did not: https://ift.tt/2XuLcwp
Oakland News Now Note: this post demonstrates the full and live operation of the latest version of an experimental Zennie62Media mobile media video-blogging system network – part of a new approach to the production of media. The uploaded video is from a vlogger with the Zennie62 on YouTube Partner Channel, then uploaded to and formatted automatically at the Oakland News Now site and social media pages. The objective is real-time on the scene reporting of news, interviews, observations, and happenings anywhere in the World and within seconds and not hours. We are constantly working to improve the system network coding and also seek interested content and media technology partners.
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media