Cascadia

The Cascadia Center

Lack of funding obstacle to improving train crossings

This article, published by HeraldNet, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director for the Cascadia Center, a Seattle rail advocacy group, said he plans to lobby the 2013 Legislature for train crossing improvement money. He specifically mentioned the underpass project and possible improvements in Marysville as Snohomish County projects the group would support. The rest of the article Read More ›

Snohomish-Woodinville excursion train an 11-mile opportunity

It's been a tough time with a double dose of funding challenges for transit. Local agencies like Community and Everett Transit have reduced services because of the enduring economic downturn. And Congress eliminated "earmarking" for special projects and tightened transit funding in new, two-year legislation Read More ›

Eastside: Preserve options for rails and trails on BNSF corridor

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew of the Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute wants to keep development options for the Cross-Kirkland Corridor wide open, and that means leaving the BNSF rail tracks in place. Bury them in gravel used on other trails, but avoid demolition. The rest of the article Read More ›

Low-cost bus line to Portland on track to compete against Amtrak

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “The more the merrier,” says Bruce Agnew, a fellow at the pro-rail Cascadia Center in Seattle, part of the Discovery Institute. But, he says, riders understand that a train provides a different experience. The rest of the article can be found here.

Rail advocate outlines possible path to Blaine train stop

This article, published by The Northern Light, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: That was the main message transportation advocate Bruce Agnew drove home at the March 26 Blaine City Council meeting. Agnew is the director of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development, a Seattle-based transportation advocacy group that has been studying what it would take to bring a rail Read More ›