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
December
12
Dec
9
09
2021

2021 ACES Annual Membership Meeting

Jackson Meyer
Date
December
12
Dec
9
09
2021
Online event
Creating Collaboration and Connecting Communities In 2022, the ACES Northwest Network will celebrate five years of growth! As we look back on our collaborative efforts, we want to be ready for the future of connections. The accelerated rollout of electric vehicles for deliveries and freight is matched only by the dramatic recovery of shared ride services, proof that the ACES revolution is an integral part of how we move and how we will power our world. Join us on December 9 for a glimpse into what industry leaders are seeing for 2022 and beyond and be ready to be part of our conversations in this all-new meeting format, featuring interactive ACES Insight Chats in a fast-moving format that you can watch on a laptop or phone or listen to on an afternoon stroll or at the gym! You