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Prospectus Blog The Climate Policy and West Coast Transportation Conference

WCCC-Banner.pngMomentum continues to gather for West Coast leadership on climate change and transportation. 

Cascadia Center is co-sponsoring an important West Coast Corridor Coalition conference — The Climate Policy and West Coast Transportation Conference — at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., on Sept. 16-17, 2010. Federal and state policy makers will join private sector leaders to explore cross-border opportunities in exciting initiatives like the Interstate 5 Green Highway

Issues to be addressed at the conference include:

  • An overview of the economic, security and environmental reasons to move beyond oil in transportation.
  • Congressional action on climate and energy legislation and the effort to find bipartisan solutions that will benefit the economy, national security and the environment.
  • The Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project report on the metrics needed to measure success in transportation policy.

Cascadia Center

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. Cascadia is known for its 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.