This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, refers to an article by Cascadia Fellow Matt Rosenberg: The Cascadia Center just posted a valuable piece about funding a replacement for the ailing State Route 520 Bridge between Seattle and the Eastside. The piece by Cascadia Fellow Matt Rosenberg highlights the $2.38 billion funding gap, and discusses the various plans to close the Read More ›
The much-hyped federal economic stimulus package isn’t looking like it will do all that much for surface transportation. The New York Times reports that the House stimulus bill contains a scant $30 billion for roads and bridges and $10 billion for transit. Turns out most of the infrastructure spending in the bill is not for surface transportation. The new administration Read More ›
This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, a nonprofit that explores transportation issues in the region, continues to push for a bored-tunnel option – just inland from the Elliott Bay shoreline, which would keep the viaduct in place during construction. The rest of the article can be found Read More ›
The State Route 520 Tolling Implementation Committee’s “November Scenario Evaluation” document (pdf) released last week shows that the most robust regional financing for replacing the dangerously sub-par 520 bridge comes from time-variable tolling starting in 2010 and tolling the parallel I-90 span across Lake Washington, starting in 2010 or 2016. Tolling in this key east-west corridor would be done on Read More ›
This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: In Seattle on June 26, the Cascadia Center for Regional Development held a West Coast Workshop on Tolling and Traffic Management. The rest of the article can be found here.
This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The always-creative Cascadia Center in Seattle has leaped on the aging problems of Interstate 5 by proposing an entirely different approach to both the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement and a reconfigured I-5. The rest of the article can be found here.
News that federal DOT officials have accepted the offer by Puget Sound transportation leaders to toll a new State Route 520 bridge by September of 2009 in exchange for $139 million in new bridge-rebuild cash from the feds will accelerate a much needed debate about the eventual need for system-wide tolling here. This dialog is coming despite two state gas Read More ›