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Amtrak

How Amtrak has come off the rails

President Trump says that his highest legislative priority in 2018 is an infrastructure bill that includes private investments in “roads, rails and regulatory reform.” The best way to enlist the private sector in the passenger rail element of an infrastructure plan is to open the 15 national long-distance corridors and 27 state-supported routes to private competition with Amtrak. Read More ›

State examines rail plan, advocates lobby for new Amtrak stop in Blaine

This article, published by, references Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development: Becht, along with members from the Cascadia Center for Regional Development, has put together a petition to gather cross-border support for the added stop, which would not only break up the long stretch of track between Bellingham and Vancouver but also give residents south of the Fraser River Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›