transportation planning


Welcome, new visitors and old friends. If you’ve landed here after reading our Sunday, Feb. 10 op-ed in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer titled, “Imagine A Network Of Foot Ferries,” you’ll find the additional links below worth exploring. Cascadia contact information at bottom. Principles For An Interlocal Agreement On Expanded Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Service,” Cascadia Center, 12/07. KIRO-7 TV report on 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.

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 ›

Beyond Proposition 1: A New Consensus Is Emerging

This article, published by Crosscut, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: They have been joined, initially, by a core group including of former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton, Bruce Agnew of the Discovery Institute’s Cascadia transportation center, … , and Steve Mullin, president of the Washington Roundtable and co-chair of the pro-Prop 1 campaign. The rest of the article can be Read More ›

Memorandum Brief: Principles For An Interlocal Agreement On Expanded Puget Sound Passenger-Only Ferry Service

Addressed to the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council’s Puget Sound Leadership Ferry Summit, Friday December 7, 2007, Bremerton, WA, by Cascadia Center For Regional Development, Discovery Institute. Contact: Bruce Agnew, Director, 206-292-0401 x 113, 206-228-4011 (c), IN JULY 2003, ABOARD an Argosy vessel, Cascadia Center launched the Puget Sound Passenger Ferry Coalition, with the aim of developing alliances to expand 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 ›

Fast Forward To A Time When Innovation Moves The Region

In the wake of voter rejection of the Proposition 1 roads-and-transit measure, some will say we should step back and let the dust settle. Instead, let’s move forward fast. We have the opportunity to use 21st-century tools and technology to move more people faster, greener and more affordably than we could imagine just a few years ago. One step should Read More ›

King County To Launch New Passenger-Only Ferry Plan

The Seattle region is blessed with a tremendous natural endowment which doubles as a crucial piece of transportation infrastructure – Puget Sound. State and Pierce County car ferries already ply the Sound, as do a mix of public and commercial, privately-operated passenger-only vessels in King, Snohomish, Whatcom and San Juan counties. For the Puget Sound region, passenger-only ferries on the 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 ›

520 A Priority As Officials Regroup After Election

This article, published by The Seattle Times, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, a Seattle transportation think tank, endorsed regional tolling in a new position paper, and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, D-Seattle, said he’d support an advisory vote on congestion pricing. The rest of the article can be found here.