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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 ›

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 ›

Fast, Affordable & Green: A Regional Transportation Discussion Brief

The voters of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties have turned down Proposition One on roads and transit. The question will be, what’s next? The Cascadia Center offers the following ideas on regional transportation, to help deliver congestion relief and safety sooner rather than later, at an affordable price, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Key Read More ›

Remaining Transportation Challenges For Puget Sound

Cascadia Center For Regional Development November 5, 2008 ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008, Puget Sound voters approved Proposition One, a ballot measure that increases the sales tax to pay for extension of the region’s starter system of Sound Transit light rail, and which adds Sound Transit express bus and commuter train service. The projected cost is $17.9 billion and the light Read More ›

Roads, Fuel & Funding

State transportation leaders suddenly find themselves struggling with a $1.5 billion shortfall in anticipated federal and state gas tax revenues. This shortfall, primarily due to improving fuel economy in our motor vehicles, has far-reaching implications. Today’s debate in the Puget Sound region is whether to build more roads, or expand our transit system, or do both. But the truth is Read More ›

Less Gas Tax Revenues, More Tolls

This article, published by the Tacoma News Tribune, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: That prompted a blog commentary by Cascadia Center Director Bruce Agnew, about the extensive range of strategies the region will need to solve its transporation problems. The rest of the article can be found here.