Rob Bernard Video: “The Road Ahead”

Here is the link to broadcast and online video by Washington State’s public affairs television channel, TVW, of “The Road Ahead,” a presentation given on Sept. 5, 2008 by Microsoft’s Chief Environmental Strategist Rob Bernard at Cascadia Center’s “Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation” conference in Redmond, Wash. Bernard is preceded by Don Foley with an update on national “X Prize” car Read More ›

Ever-rising Expense Of Driving About To Take A Toll On All Of Us

This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The Cascadia Center for Regional Development brought experts together Thursday afternoon for a workshop on tolling and traffic management. The rest of the article can be found here.

Dream Of A Cohesive Cascadia Never Dies

This article, published by the Vancouver Sun, mentions Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Increasingly, the politicians of Cascadia are trying to cooperate, particularly on transportation and ecological issues and occasionally economic ones, says Bruce Agnew, policy director for Seattle’s influential Cascadia Center. The rest of the article can be found here.

State Transport System Needs Accountability, Investment

If “transportation futures” for Central Puget Sound were sold like stock, the market for recent years could be called a rollercoaster. And with a $16 billion regional transportation tax vote for roads and transit facing us in November, we’re about to plunge down its scariest dip. The upside of the market featured state leadership in raising taxes to begin addressing Read More ›

Civic Leadership Group Calls for Prioritizing Viaduct and Evergreen Point Bridge

Contact: Bruce Agnew or Dave Earling, Cascadia Center(206) 292-0401 (ext.113 or 144)(206) 228-4011 or (206) 920-5593 cell phone Civic Leadership Group Calls for Prioritizing Viaduct and Evergreen Point BridgeEndorses $8 Billion/10 Year State Revenue Package & Comparable Regional Package The Transportation Working Group (TWG), an assemblage of civic leaders drawn from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties and staffed by the Read More ›

Election Modifies Landscape For Transit Packages

Original Article With the election over, work is resuming after a five-month hiatus on a regional transportation package to present to voters, perhaps next fall. But Tuesday’s vote dramatically altered the political context in which that work will be done. Among the significant changes: • By a 2-to-1 ratio, King County voters said yes to an advisory measure that asked Read More ›

Bold Steps Needed to End Region’s Malaise

A recent forum held by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Seattle featured state Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald and King County Council Member Rob McKenna, who were speaking on state and regional proposals before voters next month and next spring. MacDonald and McKenna are knowledgeable and dedicated public servants. One can’t help but feel a contrast between their sense Read More ›

Put a Lid on It:

Original article Also see “A HOTT Idea to Add Capacity to Freeways” When the state of Washington was planning Interstate 5 through Seattle some 45 years ago, a young civic leader named Jim Ellis urged state officials to take advantage of a rare opportunity. To keep the city connected and increase transportation options, he advised building lids across the freeway Read More ›