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.

We’re proud of our reputation as an independent voice for creative solutions to metropolitan, state, regional, and national challenges – a voice we share through constructive policy analyses, expert testimony to government bodies, and through convening forums and conferences to facilitate solutions to complex policy matters.


Fellows and Consultants

  • Ray ChambersNational High-Speed Rail
  • Steve MarshallWest Coast Corridor
  • Glenn PascallWest Coast Corridor