transportation planning

Fast, Affordable & Green: A Regional Transportation Discussion Brief

The voters of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties have turned down Proposition One on roads and transit. The question will be, what’s next? The Cascadia Center offers the following ideas on regional transportation, to help deliver congestion relief and safety sooner rather than later, at an affordable price, while cutting greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Key Read More ›

Remaining Transportation Challenges For Puget Sound

Cascadia Center For Regional Development November 5, 2008 ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008, Puget Sound voters approved Proposition One, a ballot measure that increases the sales tax to pay for extension of the region’s starter system of Sound Transit light rail, and which adds Sound Transit express bus and commuter train service. The projected cost is $17.9 billion and the light Read More ›

Roads, Fuel & Funding

State transportation leaders suddenly find themselves struggling with a $1.5 billion shortfall in anticipated federal and state gas tax revenues. This shortfall, primarily due to improving fuel economy in our motor vehicles, has far-reaching implications. Today’s debate in the Puget Sound region is whether to build more roads, or expand our transit system, or do both. But the truth is Read More ›

Regional Focus On Traffic Operations To Relieve Congestion

This article, published by the Puget Sound Regional Council, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “I applaud PSRC for doing this,” said Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Program Director, at a briefing on the topic at the Regional Freight Mobility Roundtable. The rest of the article can be found here.

Transit Agencies Could End Up Roadkill

This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: “Who sets priorities? Different agencies. Each agency has its own budget and its silo of funding. Each has a board of directors and a timetable,” said Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Project director at the Discovery Institute. The rest of the article can be found here.

Mt. Vernon Bus Proposal Begs Community Insight

Original Article A plan to start a commuter bus line linking Bellingham to Mount Vernon is an idea with promise but also one that raises some serious long-term questions for our community. MOUNT VERNON BUS SERVICE IS TOPIC Whatcom Transportation Authority board members will consider bus service to Mount Vernon during their Wednesday meeting, which starts at 8 a.m. in Read More ›