Transit can’t solve the problem, and we can’t afford to build enough highways. So modern tolling, with prices varied by demand, will be necessary. Here’s a look at how the Legislature is quietly laying the political and conceptual groundwork. Start with the transportation facts of life. Population in the four counties of Central Puget Sound will have grown from the 2008 total Read More ›
“This was not an easy process, but it’s done. It is done. It is done,” Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels said Tuesday afternoon at a signing ceremony for state legislation to replace the elevated highway with a deep-bored tunnel. “Today we end the era of the Viaduct.” Before signing the bill, Gov. Chris Gregoire addressed people who still questioned whether the state could build the Read More ›
This article, published by Seattle PI, mentions Matt Rosenberg of Discovery Institute: The state’s budget crunch might be a new opening for trying public-private partnerships to fund transportation projects, according to Matt Rosenberg, a senior fellow at Seattle’s Cascadia Center For Regional Development. The rest of the article can be found here.
Discussion Brief: “Greening The Highway From Baja California To British Columbia,” Cascadia Center For Regional Development, September, 2007 Cascadia Center’s September, 2007 “Greening The Highway” symposium overview and TVW video links Cascadia Center’s September, 2008 “Beyond Oil” symposium overview – program, speaker PowerPoints, TVW video (including Shai Agassi, James Woolsey, Microsoft’s Rob Bernard), links to media coverage “Columbia River Crossing: Read More ›
This article, published by The Bellingham Herald, quotes Discovery Institute Fellow Bruce Agnew: Of all of the efforts to establish new passenger ferry service in Puget Sound, the effort to get a boat between Friday Harbor and Bellingham is the ripest, said Bruce Agnew, program director at the Seattle-based Cascadia Center. The rest of the article can be found here.
This article, published by The Bellingham Herald, mentions the Cascadia Center of Discovery Institute: On Monday, Tom Jones of the Seattle-based Cascadia Center for Regional Development, which has worked with the Farmhouse Gang and has reprentation on the group, told state representatives there’s wide interest in a Bellingham to Friday Harbor service. The rest of the article can be found Read More ›
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 ›
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.