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The Cascadia Center

They call it ‘public transit’ but some riders get left behind

This article, published by Crosscut, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: For Cascadia, consolidating governance is crucial. “We proposed to [the Washington State Department of Transportation] in reference to its state passenger rail plan that it . . . include operating regional rail,” director Bruce Agnew told Crosscut. The rest of the article can be found here.

Surrey City Council supports Blaine train stop

This article, published by The Northern Light, discusses Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: To inform the public about the possibility of a train station, Bruce Agnew, the director of the Seattle-based transportation advocacy group Cascadia Center for Regional Development, will give a presentation on the work the Cascadia Center has been doing… The rest of the article can be found Read More ›

Locals seek support to save Blaine depot

This article, published by The Northern Light, mentions Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development: Onyon said representatives from the Cascadia Center for Regional Development, a Seattle-based transportation advocacy group, are working with WSDOT to determine where to get funding for a Blaine train stop. The Cascadia Center’s goal is to impress upon WSDOT officials how much Canadian and U.S. Read More ›

Amtrak’s New Year’s resolution: a faster train ride home from Vancouver B.C.

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: In the new protocol, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol will finish all the inspections in the Vancouver station and summon Royal Canadian Mounted Police if necessary — similar to what has been done in the Vancouver airport since 1974, says Bruce Agnew, transportation director for the Cascadia Read More ›

Cascadia Center statement on U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Agreement

For Immediate Release 12/08/11 Official statement on U.S.-Canada “Beyond the Border” Agreement: Bruce Agnew, director, Cascadia Center for Regional Development “By eliminating duplicative inspection functions and increasing the speed of travel between Canada and the U.S., the Beyond the Border accord serves as a long-awaited landmark agreement. We commend not only Prime Minister Harper and President Obama, but also the Read More ›

State seeks ways to pay for transportation

Questions about revenues and voter reactions surround Gov. Chris Gregoire's Connecting Washington task force as it nears the end of its efforts to come up with recommendations for a transportation financing plan to offer to the legislature. Read More ›

U.S.-Canada border deal improves Amtrak service to Bellingham

This article, published by The Bellingham Herald, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “Just as pre-clearance at the airports has worked so effectively, we think this will be a big boon both for passengers and customer service, as well as individual officers,” said Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development, which has encouraged improved cross-border rail service. Read More ›