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 >

Transportation Futures

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
August
08
Aug
24
24
2021

Shared Rides, Shared Opportunities

ACES Northwest Network Seminar Series
Jackson Meyer
Date
August
08
Aug
24
24
2021
Inrix Kirkland Offices
Online Event
ACES Northwest Network Seminar Series ACES Northwest Network members, partners, and friends are teaming up to share the story of shared rides and shared opportunities at our third quarterly event in the ACES Northwest Network Seminar Series. The shared-rides revolution reflects how communications and logistics advancements have changed how people connect and move. The way we move about in the Pacific Northwest was likewise dramatically affected by the global crisis in 2020 and our collaborators in shared-ride services are prepared to share the story of how they responded to the upheaval while continuing to support public transit connections and essential mobility needs. The constellation of diverse mobility services that exists today is the foundation of connections to