Cascadia Center

Are Privately Operated Highways In Your Future?

This article contains radio stories that mention the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Link to radio story Web page, with Anchor’s intro and link to MP3 audio recording of story body Direct MP3 audio link to story body (story aired on evening drive time news)

Regional Tolling Coming To Puget Sound

KIRO-AM ran shorter versions of this story throughout the afternoon and evening and into the next morning, some mentioning Cascadia Center’s sponsorship of the event. Audio recording of long version NOTE: To play this .wav file you will need to right click on the link, and from the pull-down menu select the option which simply downloads the linked file. Then Read More ›

Hurray For Transit, But It’s No Silver Bullet

With U.S. gas prices blowing through the roof, transit ridership is growing along with enthusiasm for green vehicles that will run on electricity and liquid fuels, a.k.a. plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs. Cascadia Center has championed expanded transit for Central Puget Sound through proposals for an Eastside commuter rail line adjoining a walking and biking path, and regional passenger-only Read More ›

Some Cities Plan To Raise Parking Fees As A Cure For Congestion

This article, published by Greenwire, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “This is just one more opportunity to explain to people that we have to price transportation like any other utility,” said Bruce Agnew, policy director at the Cascadia Project, a Seattle-based transportation think tank. The rest of the article can be found here.  

Snohomish County Gives Commuter Train Rights To Railway

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “I’m interpreting this deal as a public sentiment that we really want to have commuter rail for our citizens, not necessarily an endorsement that Tom Payne and his railroad are the best operator. We need an open process and a public competition,” said Cascadia Center Executive Director Read More ›

Foot Ferry Of The Future

Bruce Agnew was on KOMO – 4 TV to talk about ferries, car tabs, and cleaning up Puget Sound. You can watch the video here.

Linking Speedier Ferries With A Healthier Sound

This article, published by the Kitsap Sun, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the think tank Cascadia Center, proposed that seven counties bordering Puget Sound pursue an increase of $50 per vehicle in their state license tab tax. The rest of the article can be found here.

Conference Lifts Chamber Manager On Passenger Ferry

This article, published by the Peninsula Daily News, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, policy director for Cascadia Center, said that it was difficult to overstate “the important role that passenger-only ferries can and should have as part of the Puget Sound’s transportation mix.” The rest of the article can be found here.  

A Funding Idea For Puget Sound’s Forward Thrust?

Puget Sound Passenger Ferry Coalition A Funding Idea For Puget Sound’s Forward Thrust? At the December 7th Puget Sound Leadership Ferry Summit in Bremerton, the Cascadia Center distributed the attached brief, “Principles For An Inter-local Agreement On Expanded Puget Sound Passenger-only Ferry .” Also at the session, co-host Cary Bozeman, Mayor of the City of Bremerton spoke eloquently of developing Read More ›