Rail Advocates Laud Federal Announcement

This article, published by Seattle PI, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Bruce Agnew, Director of the Cascadia Center said that, in order to secure federal stimulus funding: “Washington and Oregon’s legislature should continue their strategic investments on the Cascade corridor and demonstrate that rail is regional priority.” The rest of the article can be found here.

Olympic Eyes Turn To Vancouver

This TV news segment focuses on the economic potential of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics for Western Washington and the Puget Sound Region. Cascadia Center director Bruce Agnew is interviewed. Link to video of news segment, as aired on KING 5.

Columbia River Crossing: A Bridge To The Future

We in the Northwest live in a majestic place. But growth and crowded roads challenge our environment and quality of life. We need to learn how to address traffic congestion and climate change together, and to share solutions. One focal point is Columbia River Crossing, the $4.2 billion project to replace two old, crowded and dangerous bridges connecting Washington and Read More ›

Hurray For Transit, But It’s No Silver Bullet

With U.S. gas prices blowing through the roof, transit ridership is growing along with enthusiasm for green vehicles that will run on electricity and liquid fuels, a.k.a. plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs. Cascadia Center has championed expanded transit for Central Puget Sound through proposals for an Eastside commuter rail line adjoining a walking and biking path, and regional passenger-only Read More ›

$6 Billion Columbia Crossing Bridge Project Will Require Tolling

An editorial yesterday by Vancouver, Washington’s daily newspaper, The Columbian, celebrates support voiced during a Portland-region visit last week by U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, U.S. House Transportation Committee Chairman, for the I-5 Columbia Crossing bridge improvement project. It’s a major regional priority due to congestion and safety problems on the current I-5 Interstate Bridge connecting Clark County, Washington and Portland, Read More ›