Eastside commuter rail

Sims: ‘No Immediate Plans To Remove Rails’

This article, published by the Woodinville Weekly, mentions Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, said that he gave Ron Sims a lot of credit for recognizing the common-sense notion of using the corridor for a regional trail and for a transportation corridor. The rest of the article can Read More ›

Railway Corridor From Snohomish To Renton To Keep Tracks

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: But keeping the tracks would preserve the ballast underneath and make it much easier to install new, modern tracks, said Bruce Agnew, director of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center think tank, which has pushed for commuter rail. The rest of the article can be found here.

Tracks To Remain On Trail-Rail Corridor

This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Matt Rosenberg of Discovery Institute: “That’s definitely a good thing,” said Matt Rosenberg of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, a Seattle transportation think tank that advocates running self-propelled diesel passenger train cars on the tracks. The rest of the article can be found here.

Rail Route Idea Gets Snohomish’s Interest

This article, published by the Everett Herald, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew from the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, a regional think tank, is scheduled to make a presentation about what it takes to run commuter trains between Snohomish and King County and how people could benefit from the project. The rest of the article Read More ›

Eastside TRailway Forum Recap

Jan. 16 and Jan. 17’s Cascadia-sponsored Eastside rail forums held in Kirkland and Snohomish, were a success by any measure. More than 70 people filled the room at both sessions, with citizens spilling over into the balcony of Angel Arms Work in Snohomish on Thursday night. News coverage was excellent, with stories in the Seattle Times (article here), and on Read More ›

Commuter Rail Sought For Snohomish-Bellevue Route

This article, published by the Everett Herald, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Despite that, momentum has built to keep the tracks in place since Proposition 1 and Sound Transit’s ambitious plan to extend light rail to much of the region failed at the polls in November, said Bruce Agnew, executive director of Cascadia Center. The rest of the article Read More ›

All Aboard Eastside Commuter Rail

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Cascadia director Bruce Agnew has a better idea: Do both. Now. Agnew and his organization are longtime rail advocates, and they have lots of enthusiastic company. The rest of the article can be found here.

Rail Advocates Pitch Commuter Service To Kirkland

This article, published by the Kirkland Reporter, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Updating the aging tracks to handle a commuter line and building a trail alongside would cost somewhere between $200-300 million, while the current cost of Interstate-405 expansion is in the billions, Cascadia Center director Bruce Agnew said. The rest of the article can be found here.

Get On Board With Eastside Commuter Rail

This article, published by the Everett Herald, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew and the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The nonprofit Cascadia Center, which is pushing the rail and trail idea, estimates that between $100 million and $250 million will be needed to get the line going — a bargain compared with other projects. Cascadia’s Bruce Agnew, a former Read More ›