This article contains an interview with the Cascadia Center’s Bruce Agnew. You can listen to the interview here.
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 ›
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, King County Executive Ron Sims and Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani made the formal announcement Jan. 13, 2009 that they are recommending a deep bore tunnel and related infrastructure work to replace the earthquake prone Alaskan Way Viaduct along State Route 99 in downtown Seattle. Following are links to some of Read More ›
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 ›
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.
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.
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.
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 ›
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 ›