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Fast Train In The Fast Lane

This article, published by Europe & Us (a special project of KPLU News), quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: … This conference was organized by the Cascadia Center, a Seattle-based think tank that promotes innovative approaches to transportation. Director Bruce Agnew says state lawmakers, port commissioners and business leaders are lining up behind passenger rail. The full article can be Read More ›

Regional Leaders Discuss High Speed Rail

This article, published by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce, refers to an event put on by the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: His destination: the opening ceremonies for Cascadia Rail Week, an effort to bring better train service to the region between Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene. The rest of the article can be found here.

High Speed Rail Dreams Depend On Dedicated Tracks

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: “True” high-speed rail would exceed 150 mph, but the Amtrak Cascades line between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C., is more likely to see incremental progress from the current top speed of 79 mph to between 110 and 125 mph (the top potential speed of the current Talgo trains), Cascadia Project rail fellow Ray Read More ›

High Speed Rail Supporters Meet in Portland

This article, published by Oregon Public Broadcasting, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew: “To go faster than that, you have to put more grade separation, overpasses and underpasses into the system. And we’re not there yet. We’re hoping to get about a billion dollars in federal funding which would allow us to go beyond 79 miles per hour Read More ›

High Speed Rail Along The West Coast is A “No-brainer”

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: South of the border, such “Cascadians” as former Secretary of State Ralph Munro and Bruce Agnew of the Discovery Institute have worked for two decades to bring fast, reliable rail service to the I-5 corridor. The rest of the article can be found here.

Is Cascadia’s Train Coming In?

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: According to Cascadia’s Matt Rosenberg: Here in the Pacific Northwest, the existing Amtrak Cascades route between Portland and Seattle includes extensions south to Eugene and north to Bellingham, Wash. and Vancouver, B.C. The rest of the article can be found here.

Rail Advocates Laud Federal Announcement

This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, Director of the Cascadia Center said that, in order to secure federal stimulus funding: “Washington and Oregon’s legislature should continue their strategic investments on the Cascade corridor and demonstrate that rail is regional priority.” The rest of the article can be found here.

Eastside Rail Cost Estimates Inflated, Cascadia Tells Radio Listeners

On evening drive time Wednesday Nov. 19 and morning drive Thursday Nov. 20, Cascadia Center Director Bruce Agnew was featured in a news segment on a new cost estimate for a proposed 42-mile Eastside commuter rail corridor in metro Puget Sound. Soundbite one can be found here. Soundbite two can be found here.

Columbia River Crossing: A Bridge To The Future

We in the Northwest live in a majestic place. But growth and crowded roads challenge our environment and quality of life. We need to learn how to address traffic congestion and climate change together, and to share solutions. One focal point is Columbia River Crossing, the $4.2 billion project to replace two old, crowded and dangerous bridges connecting Washington and Read More ›