King County

Cascadia’s Rails And Trail Campaign Catching Attention

This article, published by the Woodinville Weekly, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: But in recent weeks, the transportation policy think tank known as “Cascadia Center,” ( has stepped up its “save the rails” campaign. The rest of the article can be found here.

Rails-To-Trail Deal Hits Bump

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: It is possible to have passenger trains and pedestrians both use the corridor at a much lower cost, said Bruce Agnew, the director of the Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute … The rest of the article can be found here.

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 ›

King County To Launch New Passenger-Only Ferry Plan

The Seattle region is blessed with a tremendous natural endowment which doubles as a crucial piece of transportation infrastructure – Puget Sound. State and Pierce County car ferries already ply the Sound, as do a mix of public and commercial, privately-operated passenger-only vessels in King, Snohomish, Whatcom and San Juan counties. For the Puget Sound region, passenger-only ferries on the Read More ›

Testimony In Support Of King County Passenger-Only Ferry District

Written Testimony To King County Council On Draft Operational Plan For King County Passenger-Only Ferry District, from Cascadia Center For Regional Development, Seattle. Contact: Matt Rosenberg, Senior Fellow, Nov. 13, 2007. (Cascadia also provided in-person testimony at a Nov. 8th public hearing). INTRODUCTION This testimony is in response to the King County Ferry District’s draft operational plan published Nov. Read More ›

Prop. 1 Defeat: News & Opinion Round-up

(Last updated Dec. 3, 2007) Indexed below are selected news and opinion articles on Puget Sound regional transportation, following the defeat of Prop. 1 on Nov. 6, with links, from least recent to most recent. They are preceeded by a link to Cascadia Center’s Transportation Action Plan for Puget Sound. CASCADIA CENTER’S TRANSPORTATION ACTION PLAN FOR PUGET SOUND Transportation Action Read More ›

KOMO-AM 1000 Interview of Bruce Agnew, on Eastside Rail Proposal

Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew was interviewed on KOMO-AM 1000 about the Eastside Rail Proposal on November 8, 2007. Here is the MP3 audio file of interview. RELATED OP-EDS FROM CASCADIA CENTER “Preserve Eastside Rail Line For Snohomish Transit Link,” Bruce Agnew, Seattle Times, Oct. 31, 2007 “Rails And Trails Could Easily Co-exist On Eastside,” Bruce Agnew, Puget Sound Business Read More ›

Port Agrees To Pay $103M For Eastside Rail Corridor

This article, published by Puget Sound Business Journal, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute, in Seattle, which has studied the corridor extensively, said it was clear the track would be removed. “To take up 31 miles of perfectly usable track is reprehensible,” he said. The rest of the article can be found Read More ›