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 >


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.


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!

This webinar is made possible by the generous support of ACES Northwest Network members, including Puget Sound Energy, Lyft, and Battery Renewal Systems.  Our partners include the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, and the Cascade Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

The ACES Northwest Network, a program of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development, is a unique collective working to bring Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared vehicle technologies to the Puget Sound region.  The ACES Northwest Network Seminar Series is devoted to telling the story of transformative mobility that is already happening through the Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared revolution


August 25, 2020
2 to 3:30 p.m


Online Zoom Event


Contact Bruce Agnew at


This event is free but registration is required in order to provide you with a link to the stream.


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