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Want To Hit The Open Road? It’ll Cost You

This article, published by Greenwire, Energy & Environment Daily, quotes Steve Marshall of Discovery Institute: “Environmental groups and academics say [congestion pricing plans] will work, but what we need to do with these early projects is show the public that they really will,” said Steve Marshall, a senior fellow at the Cascadia Project, a Seattle-based transportation think tank. The rest of Read More ›

Drivers Ready To Pay When Highway 167 “HOT Lanes” Open Saturday

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: A logical next HOT-lane extension would be I-405, according to Bruce Agnew, of the Seattle-based Cascadia Center think tank. Those lanes could connect to Highway 167 and generate funds that in turn could help pay for widening I-405, he said. The rest of the article can be Read More ›

Congestion Pricing – What It Isn’t

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Matt Rosenberg of Discovery Institute: Matt Rosenberg over at Cascadia, here, has a useful post on “congestion pricing” for roads and the systems in downtown London and Singapore, which are cordon pricing. The rest of the article can be found here.

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 ›

State Ferries: A Future Focus

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: So how do we pay for this new transit system? Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center For Regional Development at the Discovery Institute, suggests considering a small increase in the motor vehicle excise tax. He also has called for regional transportation funding and control. The rest of Read More ›

FOOT FERRIES: MORE!

Welcome, new visitors and old friends. If you’ve landed here after reading our Sunday, Feb. 10 op-ed in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer titled, “Imagine A Network Of Foot Ferries,” you’ll find the additional links below worth exploring. Cascadia contact information at bottom. Principles For An Interlocal Agreement On Expanded Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Service,” Cascadia Center, 12/07. KIRO-7 TV report on Read More ›

Imagine A Network Of Foot Ferries – Our Century’s “Forward Thrust” For Puget Sound

Over the holidays, lucky travelers got a “back to the future” moment on the Salish Sea when Washington State Ferries provided direct passenger-only service — on the mothballed MV Snohomish — between downtown Seattle and the iconic seaside town of Port Townsend. The temporary route began after the state pulled the old Steel Electric car ferries off the Port Townsend-Whidbey Read More ›

All Aboard Eastside Commuter Rail

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Cascadia director Bruce Agnew has a better idea: Do both. Now. Agnew and his organization are longtime rail advocates, and they have lots of enthusiastic company. The rest of the article can be found here.

Back In Session, At Least In Theory

This article, published by the Tacoma News Tribune, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center, a group that focuses on transportation issues, said it’’s clear that tolling is going to become a vital part of paying for many projects. “State and federal gas tax revenues aren’’t keeping up with transportation needs,” he said. The Read More ›