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The Viaduct Decision’s Next Step: Tolling

In an interview with Ross Reynolds on KUOW-FM – MP3 audio file here – Washington Governor Chris Gregoire said it was “very likely” that tolling would be applied to the new deep bored tunnel planned to replace the seismically vulnerable Alaskan Way Viaduct on State Route 99 in Seattle. (A state rendering of the bored tunnel’s cross-section is below, right.) Read More ›

Deep-bore Tunnel Promises A Vibrant Future For Seattle’s Waterfront

This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: The idea of a deep-bore tunnel has been part of the discussion for months. The Cascadia Center held an international conference on tunneling here in 2007. The rest of the article can be found here.

Bored Tunnel Technology Helps Option Advance

Shortly after 8 a.m. today, KUOW-FM broadcast this news segment on the proposed deep bored tunnel to replace the earthquake-prone Alaskan Way Viaduct on State Route 99, along Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Sources in the segment included Bruce Agnew, Director of Cascadia Center; and deep bored tunnel expert, construction manager Vladimir Khazak of the global firm HNTB. Link to audio (mp3) Read More ›

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.  

Toll-booth-free Tolling On SR 520 And I-90

The State Route 520 Tolling Implementation Committee’s “November Scenario Evaluation” document (pdf) released last week shows that the most robust regional financing for replacing the dangerously sub-par 520 bridge comes from time-variable tolling starting in 2010 and tolling the parallel I-90 span across Lake Washington, starting in 2010 or 2016. Tolling in this key east-west corridor would be done on Read More ›

American Business Driving A New Car Culture

This article, published by the Vancouver Sun, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: This theme is taken up by most of the 500 or so people attending the conference, being sponsored by a non-profit think-tank, the Cascadia Centre of the Discovery Institute, which looks at West Coast transportation and development issues on both sides of the border. The rest Read More ›

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.

Tolls – And A Transport Revolution – Are Headed Our Way

This article, published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: In Seattle on June 26, the Cascadia Center for Regional Development held a West Coast Workshop on Tolling and Traffic Management. The rest of the article can be found here.