Tolling Is Bridge To New Era Of Ground Transportation

This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: But can tolls and the gas tax work together? That was the rhetorical question posed by David Dye, chief operating officer for the Washington State Department of Transportation, who spoke at Cascadia Center’s recent Seattle workshop on Tolling and Traffic Management. The rest of Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

For Whom The Tolls Bell

Link to original editorialOregon is gearing up to build the biggest public works project in its history. Maybe. The state will make up its mind soon. Promise. For at least a dozen years, it’s been clear to everyone with a car and an appointment worth keeping that gridlock threatens to overwhelm the Interstate Bridge. The solution seems obvious: a new Read More ›

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Aerial of Auston Texas from the Congress Avenue Bridge next to the Statesmans Bat Observation Center
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What Austin Can Teach Seattle About Civic Planning

In Austin, Texas, people take their government seriously. That may be the most important lesson the Seattle Chamber learned from a recent three-day Seattle-Austin meeting in the Texas capital, where transportation, technology, culture and music, energy and governance were all on the agenda. Austin isn’t your typical Texas town. Its own mayor, with a made-for-politics name, Will Wynn, described his Read More ›

Light Rail Cut From The Plan For 520 Bridge

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: This could provide an interim approach to light rail and provide a better picture of transit demand, plus help pay for transit improvements on both trans-lake corridors, said Bruce Agnew, director of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, a Seattle think tank. The rest of the Read More ›