The voters of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties have turned down Proposition One on roads and transit. The question will be, what’s next? The Cascadia Center offers the following ideas on regional transportation, to help deliver congestion relief and safety sooner rather than later, at an affordable price, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Key Read More ›
Cascadia Center For Regional Development November 5, 2008 ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008, Puget Sound voters approved Proposition One, a ballot measure that increases the sales tax to pay for extension of the region’s starter system of Sound Transit light rail, and which adds Sound Transit express bus and commuter train service. The projected cost is $17.9 billion and the light Read More ›
State transportation leaders suddenly find themselves struggling with a $1.5 billion shortfall in anticipated federal and state gas tax revenues. This shortfall, primarily due to improving fuel economy in our motor vehicles, has far-reaching implications. Today’s debate in the Puget Sound region is whether to build more roads, or expand our transit system, or do both. But the truth is Read More ›
This article, published by the Tacoma News Tribune, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: That prompted a blog commentary by Cascadia Center Director Bruce Agnew, about the extensive range of strategies the region will need to solve its transporation problems. The rest of the article can be found here.
Disagreement on toll lanes might quash SR 167 test “Lexus lanes,” or a quick fix for clogged roads? Modern tollways may be popping up on freeways around the country and the world, but Washington might have a tough time getting just a nine-mile pilot project on State Route 167, the Valley Freeway. Even if the state Legislature lets solo drivers Read More ›