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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

First Hill streetcars to be assembled by local workers at Pacifica Marine

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: The “love affair” in Portland is a good political boost for locally-sponsored streetcar projects, and a model for what can happen here, said Bruce Agnew, policy director of the pro-rail Cascadia Center at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. The rest of the article can be found here.

Council asks for delay of depot demolition

This article, published by The Northern Light, references a study done by Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center: A study done by the Seattle-based Cascadia Center, a nonprofit transportation policy group, lists Blaine as a possible stop on a proposed commuter rail line between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, B.C. The 100-year-old train depot that currently sits near the intersection of the railroad Read More ›

If Trust Breeds Speed, No Wonder Seattle Has a Trust Deficit

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Covey’s point came to mind recently as I listened to Bruce Agnew of the Cascadia Center at Seattle’s Discovery Institute addressing Crosscut writers on one of his favorite topics, regional thinking and planning. The rest of the article can be found here.

Rail research reports released

-Advisory- (Seattle, Wash.) — The Cascadia Center for Regional Development has released three rail reports it completed for WCOG (Whatcom Council of Governments). The three reports — one each covering DMU (Diesel Multiple Units), Freight and Passenger rail —assess important considerations for the future of rail in the region. The reports can be downloaded at the links below. Questions should Read More ›