public-private partnerships

Ever-rising Expense Of Driving About To Take A Toll On All Of Us

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Cascadia Center for Regional Development brought experts together Thursday afternoon for a workshop on tolling and traffic management. The rest of the article can be found here.

Are Privately Operated Highways In Your Future?

This article contains radio stories that mention the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Link to radio story Web page, with Anchor’s intro and link to MP3 audio recording of story body Direct MP3 audio link to story body (story aired on evening drive time news)

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 ›

Make Eastside A Proving Ground for Innovative Transportation Ideas

By some measures, traffic congestion is worse on the east side of Lake Washington than in Seattle itself, with hourlong commutes to Bellevue from Everett and Auburn becoming common. Striking growth, led by some of the world’s most innovative companies, has transformed Eastside suburbs into a dynamic new metropolitan core, apart from Seattle and with its own transportation challenges. Harnessing Read More ›

Innovative Transit Idea Shouldn’t Be Dismissed

This article, published by The Everett Herald, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: That proposal has been advanced by the Cascadia Center, the transportation arm of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, a private think tank. The rest of the article can be found here.

Deliver What They Want At A Price They’ll Pay

This article, published by the Everett Herald, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: Reardon likes an idea proposed by the Cascadia Center, part of the private Discovery Institute in Seattle (www.cascadiaproject.org): build Park & Ride facilities that include shops, eateries and daycare facilities — amenities that will actually make bus travel convenient. The rest of the article can be found Read More ›

Regional Transport: Much Can Be Done Right Now

All around Puget Sound — in corporate boardrooms, environmental caucuses, labor halls and neighborhood coffeehouses — people are wondering about the future of transportation following the resounding thumping the Proposition 1 roads-and-transit ballot measure took on Nov. 6. As an independent transportation think tank, we’ve spent the year bringing new ideas on regional transportation to Puget Sound Business Journal readers 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 ›

How To Fund Transportation Without Raising Taxes

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Some concepts avoid total privatization and settle for semi-privatization with their financing, such as partially funding projects with building trades or union pension funds. That’s been floated as how to fund a new downtown tunnel concept by Cascadia’s Bruce Agnew … The rest of the article can be found Read More ›