I just returned from two weeks touring the People’s Republic of China. The Great Wall, 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City—what an experience! The size of the place is mind-boggling. Shanghai alone has almost as many people as the entire state of Texas. Most of the cities I visited are unattractive in that old communist way, with mile after mile Read More ›
I served on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Stakeholders Committee that studied options to replace the Viaduct. After conducting 16 meetings and hearing from 23 expert witnesses, a large majority of the stakeholders recommended further review of, or outright support for, the deep bore tunnel. The stakeholders also studied the “surface option” favored by City Council candidate Mike O’Brien, and then the Read More ›
This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Matt Rosenberg of Discovery Institute: Matt Rosenberg, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development, cited the Seattle-area’s numbers on the Cascadia Prospectus, which showed the annual cost to Puget Sound commuters at $1.59 billion — the highest since TTI first began publishing the report. The rest of the article Read More ›
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 ›
This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Tunnel advocate Bruce Agnew, policy director, Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute, said the delay could be good news. “I hear rumors that they want to take a closer look at tunneling figures,” he said. The rest of the article can be found here.
This article, published by Crosscut, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute as well as Bruce Agnew and Bruce Chapman of Discovery Institute: This idea comes from Cascadia Institute, a transportation think tank headed by Bruce Agnew and nested in Discovery Institute, headed by Bruce Chapman. The rest of the article can be found here.
This segment on the momentum for an inland deep bored tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Seattle’s downtown waterfront aired on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news on KOMO 4 TV Seattle, the city’s ABC network affiliate. Among those interviewed are Cascadia Center’s Director Bruce Agnew, and Bob Donegan, CEO of Ivar’s, Inc. Click here to view Read More ›
This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: By contrast, experts consulted by The Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute have filled my e-mail box with analyses that an inland tunnel option would cost $1.7 billion at most. The rest of the article can be found here.
These two radio segments respectively mention a study done by the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute and contain an interview with Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew. The first segment ran at approx. 6:03 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. (Mp3 audio file of full segment). The second version aired during afternoon drive, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2009. (partial .wav audio file).
Guests included Bruce Agnew, Director of Cascadia Center. Here is the link to the KUOW web page for this episode, with audio links and guest list.