Cascadia Center

Is It Rail Time Or Trail Time?

This article, published by the Woodinville Weekly, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center, said, “When the public is presented with facts about the 100-foot-wide rail corridor they say, ‘Well, of course it should be rails and trails. Why would public employees rush to rip up rails?’”

Go Green, Go Fast

It was a classic “American Graffiti” moment. A Corvette had stopped at the light next to Martin Eberhard’s new Tesla Roadster. The Corvette driver wanted a race. Jim Woolsey, former CIA director in the Clinton administration, was at the wheel of the Tesla, taking a test drive. He asked Eberhard, Tesla Motors’ CEO, what to do, and got the answer Read More ›

The Future Of PHEVs

In the U.S., we depend on oil for 97 percent of all transportation, importing 60 percent of our oil, much of it coming from some of the least stable nations in the world. Burning oil for transportation creates 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Our Supreme Court, Congress, the White House and most Western governors have Read More ›

Green Wheels Spinning For Venture Backers…

If author Michael Lewis were to write a sequel to his 1999 book on cutting edge investors, “The New New Thing,” he might well focus on green transportation. High-profile venture capitalists such as John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins and Eric Straser of Mohr Davidow are promoting with zeal — and a sharp eye toward returns — green tech, clean tech Read More ›

Plug-in Cars Are Close; Let’s Address The Obstacles

This article, published by HeraldNet, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute:  A conference in Redmond last week, sponsored by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute’s Cascade (sic) Center, attracted more than 300 enthusiasts.  The rest of the article can be found here.

Cascadia Completes Puget Sound Business Journal Op-Ed Series on Infrastructure Deficit

Deficits make for great newspaper headlines: “U.S. Trade Deficit Continues to Grow” or “Greenspan Warns About Federal Budget Deficit.” Yet one deficit—perhaps equal to the others in its impact on our economic health and future prosperity—is often minimized or overlooked. It is that of our national and regional infrastructure, from energy to transportation. Discovery’s Cascadia Center has long recognized this Read More ›

Panel: Gas Tax Should Go Up

Original Article A coalition of business, labor, environmental and civic leaders yesterday urged the Legislature to raise the state gas tax 10 cents a gallon over the next two years to help pay for replacements for the imperiled Alaskan Way Viaduct and Highway 520 floating bridge as well as other transportation projects. The viaduct and 520 should be priorities because Read More ›

Group Sets Priority List For Transit Work

Original Article A group of business, labor and environmental representatives organized by the Discovery Institute asked the Legislature yesterday to make replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and seawall, and the state Route 520 bridge the state’s top priorities for state funds. To help pay for it, the Transportation Working Group urged lawmakers to pass a 10-cent increase in the Read More ›

Science World in Vancouver, Canada
Science World and BC Olympic Place illuminated at night in Vancouver, Canada
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2010 group on target

The shovels haven't broken dirt but it looks like Vancouver's Olympic committee is right on schedule when it comes to the 2010 Winter Games. Read More ›

Waterfront: Time For An Extreme Makeover?

A transit hub at the north end of the downtown Seattle waterfront and a tunnel from the waterfront to the Seattle Art Museum are two options the city should consider, according to Bruce Agnew of the Cascadia Center. “The point we’re trying to make here is that the waterfront can serve as a place to connect people without cars,” Agnew Read More ›