intelligent transportation systems

Technology Can Help Solve Transportation Dilemma

This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute and Discovery Institute Board of Directors member Slade Gorton: One response is to do a better job of targeting money, Slade Gorton said at Cascadia Center’s West Coast workshop on tolling and traffic management last month in Seattle. The rest of the article can Read More ›

Regional Tolling Coming To Puget Sound

KIRO-AM ran shorter versions of this story throughout the afternoon and evening and into the next morning, some mentioning Cascadia Center’s sponsorship of the event. Audio recording of long version NOTE: To play this .wav file you will need to right click on the link, and from the pull-down menu select the option which simply downloads the linked file. Then Read More ›

Fast, Affordable & Green: A Regional Transportation Discussion Brief

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 ›

Roads, Fuel & Funding

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 ›

Greening The Highway From Baja to B.C.

pdf file “By 2050, the number of vehicles in the world is expected to go up by a factor of three. That should scare you. It scares me.” – John Heywood, director, Sloan Automotive Laboratory, MIT, Washington Post, May 20, 2007 “While some stakeholders believe that their particular alternative fuel can meet the 2020 goal exclusively, the staff believes that Read More ›

Regional Focus On Traffic Operations To Relieve Congestion

This article, published by the Puget Sound Regional Council, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “I applaud PSRC for doing this,” said Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Program Director, at a briefing on the topic at the Regional Freight Mobility Roundtable. The rest of the article can be found here.

Smart Transport Systems Would Ease Traffic Snarls

As population continues to grow, Puget Sound's roads will remain busy and -- at peak travel times -- congested. Smart strategies can complement and enhance our state and regional investments in road and transit infrastructure. Known collectively as "intelligent transportation systems," or ITS, these technologies are used on roads and vehicles to help prevent congestion and accidents and improve responses when they occur....Ramping up ITS technologies nationally and in Puget Sound means that the very roads and transit systems in which taxpayers invest billions of dollars can run smoother and perform better. Because time is our most valuable nonrenewable resource, that's an investment we can't afford to minimize. Read More ›