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Why We Should Stick To Our Consensus For A Deep-bore Tunnel

I served on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Stakeholders Committee that studied options to replace the Viaduct. After conducting 16 meetings and hearing from 23 expert witnesses, a large majority of the stakeholders recommended further review of, or outright support for, the deep bore tunnel. The stakeholders also studied the “surface option” favored by City Council candidate Mike O’Brien, and then the Read More ›

Bored Tunnel Technology Helps Option Advance

Shortly after 8 a.m. today, KUOW-FM broadcast this news segment on the proposed deep bored tunnel to replace the earthquake-prone Alaskan Way Viaduct on State Route 99, along Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Sources in the segment included Bruce Agnew, Director of Cascadia Center; and deep bored tunnel expert, construction manager Vladimir Khazak of the global firm HNTB. Link to audio (mp3) Read More ›

Viaduct Decision Delayed, Tunnel Option Back In Play

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “This is definitely good news,” said Bruce Agnew, who heads the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, which focuses on transportation issues. The rest of the article can be found here.

Gregoire Delays Viaduct Verdict Again – Final Proposal To Be Made To Legislature In January

This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Tunnel advocate Bruce Agnew, policy director, Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute, said the delay could be good news. “I hear rumors that they want to take a closer look at tunneling figures,” he said. The rest of the article can be found here.

Viaduct Politicians Reach A Big Moment Of Truth

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute as well as Bruce Agnew and Bruce Chapman of Discovery Institute: This idea comes from Cascadia Institute, a transportation think tank headed by Bruce Agnew and nested in Discovery Institute, headed by Bruce Chapman. The rest of the article can be found here.  

Viaduct Group Wants Tunnel Option On Table

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, a nonprofit that explores transportation issues in the region, continues to push for a bored-tunnel option – just inland from the Elliott Bay shoreline, which would keep the viaduct in place during construction. The rest of the article can be found Read More ›

Is Deep-Bore Tunnel Best Hope To Replace Viaduct?

The search for a practical successor to the Alaska Way Viaduct has taken our region on a roller-coaster ride. Two high-profile alternatives — a new aerial structure and a cut-and-cover tunnel — crashed when their cost in disruption plus construction proved prohibitive. The issue became so hot that the architects of Proposition 1 didn’t even put a viaduct solution in Read More ›