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Cascadia statement on permanent fee waiver for second train

For Immediate Release

08/17/2011

Official statement on the permanent waiver to continue second train to Vancouver: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development 

“It’s noteworthy that the announcement was made after a  meeting between Minister Toews and Secretary Napolitano. Special thanks to Paula Hammond and the WSDOT rail staff who raised the issue with the Governor who in turn raised the issue with Secretary Napolitano.

Moving forward, Cascadia will continue to push through the Beyond the Border accord between Harper and Obama for pre-clearance in Vancouver to eliminate the double inspection and a third roundtrip between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. The second train is critical to new federal and state investment in infrastructure projects that benefit passenger and freight mobility”

Cascadia Center

Founded in 1993, as the Cascadia Project, Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development is an important force in regional transportation and sustainable development issues. Cascadia is known for its involvement in transportation and development issues in the Cascadia Corridor, Puget Sound and in the U.S.-Canadian cross-border realm. We’ve recently added to that mix through a major program to promote U.S. efforts to reduce reliance on foreign oil, including the earliest possible development and integration of flex-fuel, plug-in, hybrid-electric vehicles.