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King County

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, [email protected] 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 ›

BNSF Eastside Deal Flawed, Says Cascadia Center

Bruce Agnew, Director of Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute, just released the statement below regarding today’s news that the Port of Seattle will acquire the BNSF rail corridor. Media calls may be directed directly to Bruce Agnew on this issue at 206.228.4011. OFFICIAL STATEMENT: BRUCE AGNEW, CASCADIA CENTER AT DISCOVERY INSTITUTE “The idea of having public employees excise and remove Read More ›

Preserve Eastside Rail Line For Snohomish Transit Link

There’s no finer experience than taking your family on a crisp, sunny, fall adventure along the Centennial Trail. Stretching from Snohomish to Arlington and framed by the resplendent Cascades and quiet Machias, the red and yellow trees and clean air remind us why we endure the gray skies and light rain of Puget Sound’s winter. Now we have an opportunity Read More ›

County Foot-Ferry Tax Proposed

In his new 2008 budget, King County Executive Ron Sims has proposed a property tax hike of 5 cents per $100,000 assessed valuation to fund a King County passenger-only ferry district. Gregory Roberts reports in today’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A 5-cent tax would cost $20 a year for the owner of a $400,000 home; Sims will send a specific proposal to Read More ›

EASTSIDE RAIL: MORE!

With the Port of Seattle poised to buy the abandoned 42-mile Eastside rail line from Burlington Northern and Sante Fe, a proposal championed by Cascadia Center and others for Eastside commuter rail is gaining steam. Cascadia held two community forums in January, in Kirkland and Snohomish. A Cascadia report on those events, including contact information for public officials who can Read More ›