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Why We Should Stick To Our Consensus For A Deep-bore Tunnel

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 ›

Traffic Congestion Down, But Costs To Commuters Still Up

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 ›

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 ›

Viaduct Politicians Reach A Big Moment Of Truth

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.  

Another Delay For Alaskan Way Viaduct Decision

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 ›

What’s Needed Is A Third Option for The Viaduct

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.

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement, Cascadia AM Radio Coverage

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).

Telework Cuts Congestion, Boosts Productivity

The Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council has begun a telework pilot project. Background in this Kitsap Sun article. Different versions of the KOMO-AM 1000 story ran the afternoon of Monday, September 15 and the morning of Tuesday, September 16 with soundbites from Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Version 1: .WAV file Version 2: .WAV file