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Electric Vehicles: Not a Panacea for the Gas Crunch

Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and current Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg recently argued that electric vehicles were an affordable solution to the now record gas prices. But he didn’t specifically say how. It turns out that if one considers the real costs and practicalities of owning and operating an electric vehicle, his statement is false. Read More ›

Fast Train In The Fast Lane

This article, published by Europe & Us (a special project of KPLU News), quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: … This conference was organized by the Cascadia Center, a Seattle-based think tank that promotes innovative approaches to transportation. Director Bruce Agnew says state lawmakers, port commissioners and business leaders are lining up behind passenger rail. The full article can be Read More ›

Can Telecommuting Take Root In Kitsap?

This article, published by the Kitsap Sun, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, Director of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center said telework is experiencing a resurgence of interest, and can be part of a larger effort to reduce traffic and carbon emissions that includes effective mass transit, peak-hour tolls and ride-sharing. The rest of the article can Read More ›

“Future Of Transportation, Funding & Climate Change”

This is the TVW video of the Sept. 5 panel discussion at Cascadia Center’s Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation conference titled, “Future Of Transportation, Funding and Climate Change.” Joining moderator Slade Gorton of the National Transportation Policy Project are Paul Brubaker of USDOT’s Research & Innovative Technology Administration, David Kaplan of V2Green, WSDOT Sec. Paula Hammond, Bill Rogers of Idaho National Read More ›

Rob Bernard Video: “The Road Ahead”

Here is the link to broadcast and online video by Washington State’s public affairs television channel, TVW, of “The Road Ahead,” a presentation given on Sept. 5, 2008 by Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Strategist Rob Bernard at Cascadia Center’s “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation” conference in Redmond, Wash. Bernard is preceded by Don Foley with an update on national “X Prize” car Read More ›

Columbia River Crossing: A Bridge To The Future

We in the Northwest live in a majestic place. But growth and crowded roads challenge our environment and quality of life. We need to learn how to address traffic congestion and climate change together, and to share solutions. One focal point is Columbia River Crossing, the $4.2 billion project to replace two old, crowded and dangerous bridges connecting Washington and Read More ›

Washington Should Be Leader In Push For All-Electric Cars

Original op-ed Oil has a virtual monopoly in transportation. Today, 97 percent of all U.S. transportation is fueled by petroleum. Try to go somewhere without using oil; there is virtually no choice. What’s worse, most of our oil is imported. We have gone from 34 percent imported oil in the 1970s to 60 percent today. Hundreds of billions of the Read More ›