Charge Up Your Fleet!

As we embark together upon this journey through the decade of the battery, we’re also on the cusp of the largest expansion of EV model availability in the history of the automobile. From cars to pickups to Class 8 trucks, EVs are proving that they are up to the task with 100 kW rapid charging and high-voltage architectures, lighter and …

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›