eastside 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 ›

Cascadia: Eastside Corridor Can Support Interurban Rail

Original article (includes transcript plus RealAudio and MP3 links to story). The Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute says an independent study shows the Eastside Rail Corridor can support interurban rail. The finding from the think tank is contrary to a plan in the works between the port, the county, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe to remove the tracks and build 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 ›