I-5 Corridor

Governors Envision Eco-friendly Fuels At I-5 Rest Stops

Discussion Brief: “Greening The Highway From Baja California To British Columbia,” Cascadia Center For Regional Development, September, 2007 Cascadia Center’s September, 2007 “Greening The Highway” symposium overview and TVW video links Cascadia Center’s September, 2008 “Beyond Oil” symposium overview – program, speaker PowerPoints, TVW video (including Shai Agassi, James Woolsey, Microsoft’s Rob Bernard), links to media coverage “Columbia River Crossing: Read More ›

Stanwood Studies Train Service

Original Article Stanwood studies train service An official from the Cascadia Project tells officials about the benefits a different type of passenger rail service could bring to the city. By Scott Morris Stanwood officials want to hear more about a regional transportation dream that could revive the long-defunct train depot at the east end of downtown. On Monday, the city’s Read More ›

Perhaps the Next Big Idea Is… Auto-Mobility

In a recent tour of the transportation policy horizon, Seattle Times’ editorialist James Vesely offered an intriguing observation. “Environment-first groups have the big idea on their side… But the other side has no competitive big idea. They talk capacity while the greens talk about how we live.” Transit theologians have hammered at the notion that auto use is morally wrong. Read More ›

Excerpt from Cascadia Project state transportation report

Excerpted from page 52 of “How Do We Get There From Here,” a transportation report written and published by the Cascadia Project and Discovery Institute. Visit our website to view the entire report, or contact Holly McQueen at 206-292-0401 x120 or hollym@discovery.org if you would like to purchase a hard copy of the report. A new commercial vehicle-only corridor could Read More ›

Commentary: Cascadia’s future in the spotlight

September 25, 2000 By JIM TORREYand SUSAN CASTILLOTHIS WEEK, leaders from the Pacific Northwest will gather in Eugene to share economic and environmental strategies. How can we help our economy and our communities thrive in an increasing global world? How can we link high speed rail, revitalized downtowns, trade and tourism corridors, and environmental efforts to improve our quality of Read More ›

Cascadia: borderless solutions

Most of us grew up listening to the songs of government in four-four time. The metronome ticked off a familiar beat: city, county, state fed. But the world has never been that plain. There are all sorts of borders, lines of government jurisdiction written with distinct rhythms. Thesounds also can come from international agreements and treaties, from tribes, and from Read More ›

North-South Corridors Studied

(excerpt) If you haven’t heard about the Cascadia Inland Corridors initiative, you might want to ask your DOT regional administrator about it, since it has the promise of being something big for Washington state traffic movement in the future. The project, being coordinated by the Discovery Institute in Seattle, has the goals of improving freight mobility, promoting passenger rail service, Read More ›

If Cascadia Can, Why Not San Juana?

(excerpt) Can a citistate region take its border-crossing destiny into its own hands? A smart bunch of regional visionaries operating out of the Discovery Institute in Seattle believes so. They’ve been focusing on the nearby U.S.-Canada border, which, like the San Diego-Tijuana crossing — must also cope with horrendous traffic delays. They argue that the corridor that joins “Cascadia,” the Read More ›

Geography, economy bring Northwest cities ever-closer

American’s call it the Pacific Northwest. Canadians see it as their southwest. But to many residents, the coastal corridor from Oregon to British Columbia is not just two countries side by side on a map. The region has become a quasi-country all its own, with cities like Seattle sharing more in common with Vancouver, B.C., than Washington, D.C. Some even Read More ›