Cascadia Center for Regional Development

Founded in 1993, as the Cascadia Project, Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development is an important force in regional transportation and sustainable development issues. We’re known for our involvement in transportation and development issues in the Cascadia Corridor, Puget Sound and in the U.S.-Canadian cross-border realm. We’ve recently added to that mix through a major program to promote U.S. efforts to reduce reliance on foreign oil, including the earliest possible development and integration of flex-fuel, plug-in, hybrid-electric vehicles. … Read More >

News

Raising Taxes on Ride Sharing Harms the Public

Call it a head tax on wheels. The recently announced plan to triple the Seattle city taxes on all ride-share trips — to 75 cents from 24 cents, which would create the highest flat ride-share tax in the U.S. — is out of the same playbook that brought us the 2017-18 tax on jobs. It would hurt working people and others who use the Uber or Lyft ride option, reduce income for drivers by up to an estimated $1,800 a year and increase traffic congestion rather than alleviating it.

Events

Date
December
12
Dec
9
09
2020

ACES Northwest Network 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

Cascadia Center
Date
December
12
Dec
9
09
2020
Online Event
Navigating the landscape of 2020 requires optimism and agility.  In the midst of turmoil, our world is witnessing the emergence of a vibrant electric vehicle marketplace fueling new and innovative approaches to nimble shared-ride services.  The wide-scale deployment of 5G networks is poised to underpin self-driving successes in the biggest trucks and the smallest shuttles.  Working together, the members, partners, and friends of the ACES Northwest Network continue to fulfill the promises of a better future for mobility and energy.  We are collaborating to find and create opportunity in this era of change. This year’s fully-virtual Annual Membership Meeting is the launchpad for our 2021 program of events as we build on our strong finish in 2020.  You’ll