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commuter rail

Report: $37 Million Option For Eastside Train

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Rather than rip out the tracks, an investment of about $37 million could make the 42-mile corridor ready for commuter trains to serve Eastside communities, said Read Fay, a retired BNSF regional manager who wrote the report for the Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute. The rest Read More ›

Eastside BNSF Rail Line Inspection Report

(Contact: Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center For Regional Development, 206-228-4011). EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Retired BNSF Operations Director Read Fay did an on-site visual inspection of the 42-mile long BNSF Eastside rail line between October 1st and November 16th, 2007 for the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center to determine the capability of the line to support a safe commuter rail operation at a Read More ›

Study Shows Eastside Rail Line Can Support Interurban Rail

SEATTLE, Wash. (November 21, 2007)—The Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute, a regional think tank that focuses on transportation and sustainable development for the Puget Sound region, announced today that an independent study shows that the Eastside Rail Corridor can support interurban rail. Cascadia will unveil the full results of the study on Monday, November 26, 2007, at a community forum Read More ›

Fast Forward To A Time When Innovation Moves The Region

In the wake of voter rejection of the Proposition 1 roads-and-transit measure, some will say we should step back and let the dust settle. Instead, let’s move forward fast. We have the opportunity to use 21st-century tools and technology to move more people faster, greener and more affordably than we could imagine just a few years ago. One step should Read More ›

KOMO-AM 1000 Interview of Bruce Agnew, on Eastside Rail Proposal

Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew was interviewed on KOMO-AM 1000 about the Eastside Rail Proposal on November 8, 2007. Here is the MP3 audio file of interview. RELATED OP-EDS FROM CASCADIA CENTER “Preserve Eastside Rail Line For Snohomish Transit Link,” Bruce Agnew, Seattle Times, Oct. 31, 2007 “Rails And Trails Could Easily Co-exist On Eastside,” Bruce Agnew, Puget Sound Business Read More ›

Remaining Transportation Challenges For Puget Sound

Cascadia Center For Regional Development November 5, 2008 ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008, Puget Sound voters approved Proposition One, a ballot measure that increases the sales tax to pay for extension of the region’s starter system of Sound Transit light rail, and which adds Sound Transit express bus and commuter train service. The projected cost is $17.9 billion and the light Read More ›

Port Agrees To Pay $103M For Eastside Rail Corridor

This article, published by Puget Sound Business Journal, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute, in Seattle, which has studied the corridor extensively, said it was clear the track would be removed. “To take up 31 miles of perfectly usable track is reprehensible,” he said. The rest of the article can be found Read More ›

Preserve Eastside Rail Line For Snohomish Transit Link

There’s no finer experience than taking your family on a crisp, sunny, fall adventure along the Centennial Trail. Stretching from Snohomish to Arlington and framed by the resplendent Cascades and quiet Machias, the red and yellow trees and clean air remind us why we endure the gray skies and light rain of Puget Sound’s winter. Now we have an opportunity Read More ›