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
October
10
Oct
27
27
2020

The Future of Commuting

ACES Northwest Network Seminar Series
Cascadia Center
Date
October
10
Oct
27
27
2020
Online

Our region’s economic recovery may be advancing in fits and starts but traffic volumes on our region’s motorways have rebounded to near normal and the congestion that plagues Puget Sound travelers has returned in all the usual locations.

Date
August
08
Aug
25
25
2020

Electrify Sea-Tac

The ACES Northwest Network Seminar Series
Cascadia Center
Date
August
08
Aug
25
25
2020
Zoom
As a center of mobility for air and ground transportation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the surrounding communities are poised to become a clean energy hub, building on decades of environmental stewardship.  Join the ACES Northwest Network and partners for this exciting look inside what’s happening in the world of electric aircraft, shared-ride transportation services, and community energy services.  Public-private partnerships and goal-oriented collaboration among diverse groups of stakeholders are the keys to harnessing the transformative power of cost-effective renewable energy.  The result is that solutions to our world’s biggest challenges are being created right here in the Pacific Northwest! Agenda Tom Alberg: Welcome from ACES