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 >

Blog

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

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Sep
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2022

The Future of Friendly Skies 2022

Cascadia Center
Date
September
09
Sep
29
29
2022
The Museum of Flight
Seattle, WA
Join David Fleckenstein and Robin Toth at the Northwest’s growing gathering of Advanced Aerial Mobility enthusiasts! Our AAM collaborators are continuing to work together to find a path forward for AAM implementations that meet the needs of the communities where we live, work, and play. This year’s Summit and Workshop is part of our Future of Friendly Skies series. For 2022, our annual Summit and Workshop is followed by our AAM Leadership Reception, featuring exhibits from our sponsors and collaborators, including digital mapping innovators and community organizations that use AAM to advance their missions. Both events require registration and the Summit and Workshop is offered at no charge. While we are unable to offer a vehicle Expo this year, we will be