Ron Sims

Electric Car Industry Pulls In For Quick Charge At Microsoft

This is the transcript of an interview about Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center Beyond Oil Conference: Co-anchor Dennis Bounds: “The electric car industry pulled in for a quick charge at Microsoft’s Redmond campus today.” Co-anchor Jean Enerson: “And as KING 5’s environmental specialist Gary Chittim shows us, some of the nation’s biggest companies are ready to plug in to this technology.” Read More ›

The Viaduct Decision’s Next Step: Tolling

In an interview with Ross Reynolds on KUOW-FM – MP3 audio file here – Washington Governor Chris Gregoire said it was “very likely” that tolling would be applied to the new deep bored tunnel planned to replace the seismically vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct on State Route 99 in Seattle. (A state rendering of the bored tunnel’s cross-section is below, right.) Read More ›

Sims: ‘No Immediate Plans To Remove Rails’

This article, published by the Woodinville Weekly, mentions Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, said that he gave Ron Sims a lot of credit for recognizing the common-sense notion of using the corridor for a regional trail and for a transportation corridor. The rest of the article can Read More ›

Rails-To-Trail Deal Hits Bump

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: It is possible to have passenger trains and pedestrians both use the corridor at a much lower cost, said Bruce Agnew, the director of the Cascadia Center at Discovery Institute … The rest of the article can be found here.