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 ›

Can’t call the Highway 99 tunnel “world-record” anymore

A future four-lane Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle can no longer be crowned the widest single-bore tube on earth. Russia has signed a deal for a 63-foot tunnel boring machine, according to an announcement by German supplier Herrenknecht. The Seattle machine, by Hitachi-Zosen of Japan, is to be 58 feet across when it launches from Sodo in 2013. Both Read More ›

Cherry Point cargo terminal could help fund rail upgrades, planners say

This article, published by The Bellingham Herald, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development, expressed similar views at the meeting. … “From Seattle to Blaine, let’s get our act together,” Agnew said. “It could be our opportunity to invest in the rail corridor.” The rest of the article can be found Read More ›

Forum seeks options for increasing commuter rail service in county

This article, published by HeraldNet, mentions Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center: The Cascadia Center and TMJ Group are studying the feasibility augmenting Amtrak service between Everett and Bellingham with two trips daily using self-propelled diesel multiple unit cars. The rest of the article can be found here.