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transportation planning

Let technology take the wheel for safer, less-congested roads

Writing in the Seattle Times, Discovery Institute board member Brian Mistele, and Tom Alberg of Madrona Venture Group explain the mission of the Cascadia Center’s ACES Northwest Network. They explain that Pacific Northwest is in prime position to embrace the ACES approach to transportation at a broad regional level and be a leader for the nation in our approach to these life and culture changing vehicles. Read More ›

Transportation Dollars Should Be Allocated To Maximize Larger Society Goals

ALL of us experience frustration, annoyance — and even rage — from being stuck in traffic. In the Puget Sound region, where traffic congestion ranks among the worst in the nation, most of us experience these feelings almost every day. But the problem goes well beyond a rotten commute. The gas that our vehicles consume as they sit in traffic, Read More ›

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 ›

Is Cascadia’s Train Coming In?

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: According to Cascadia’s Matt Rosenberg: Here in the Pacific Northwest, the existing Amtrak Cascades route between Portland and Seattle includes extensions south to Eugene and north to Bellingham, Wash. and Vancouver, B.C. The rest of the article can be found here.

Deep Bored Tunnel Bill Is Signed Into Law – News Round-up

“Viaduct-replacing Tunnel Bill Gets Governor’s Signature,” Seattle P-I.com, 5/12/09 “Governor Gregoire Signs Viaduct Tunnel Bill,” Puget Sound Business Journal, 5/12/09 “It’s Done: With Pen To Paper, Gregoire Gives Seattle A Tunnel,” Cascadia Prospectus, 5/12/09

Viaduct Decision Delayed, Tunnel Option Back In Play

This article, published by The Seattle Times, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “This is definitely good news,” said Bruce Agnew, who heads the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, which focuses on transportation issues. The rest of the article can be found here.

Gregoire Delays Viaduct Verdict Again – Final Proposal To Be Made To Legislature In January

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.

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 ›