traffic congestion

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

Technology Can Help Solve Transportation Dilemma

This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute and Discovery Institute Board of Directors member Slade Gorton: One response is to do a better job of targeting money, Slade Gorton said at Cascadia Center’s West Coast workshop on tolling and traffic management last month in Seattle. The rest of the article can Read More ›

All Aboard Eastside Commuter Rail

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Cascadia director Bruce Agnew has a better idea: Do both. Now. Agnew and his organization are longtime rail advocates, and they have lots of enthusiastic company. The rest of the article can be found here.

Cascadia’s Rails And Trail Campaign Catching Attention

This article, published by the Woodinville Weekly, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: But in recent weeks, the transportation policy think tank known as “Cascadia Center,” ( has stepped up its “save the rails” campaign. The rest of the article can be found here.

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 ( 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 ›

Is It Rail Time Or Trail Time?

This article, published by the Woodinville Weekly, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, director of the Cascadia Center, said, “When the public is presented with facts about the 100-foot-wide rail corridor they say, ‘Well, of course it should be rails and trails. Why would public employees rush to rip up rails?’”

They Want To Build A Private Toll Bridge To The 21st Century

This article, published Crosscut, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: An ad-hoc group, including Bruce Agnew of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center and economist Glenn Pascall, are talking about a tolled bypass tunnel under downtown that would obviate the need for replacing the earthquake-vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct. The rest of the article can be found here.

Smart Transport Systems Would Ease Traffic Snarls

As population continues to grow, Puget Sound's roads will remain busy and -- at peak travel times -- congested. Smart strategies can complement and enhance our state and regional investments in road and transit infrastructure. Known collectively as "intelligent transportation systems," or ITS, these technologies are used on roads and vehicles to help prevent congestion and accidents and improve responses when they occur....Ramping up ITS technologies nationally and in Puget Sound means that the very roads and transit systems in which taxpayers invest billions of dollars can run smoother and perform better. Because time is our most valuable nonrenewable resource, that's an investment we can't afford to minimize. Read More ›

Regions And Feds Must Jointly Combat Congestion

A new report by the Congressional Research Service notes that traffic congestion has reached crisis proportions in some places. But, the report notes, not everyone agrees that congestion is a major national problem warranting a federal government response. Because congestion tends to be geographically concentrated in major metropolitan areas, past Congressional action has tended to favor a predominantly state and Read More ›