Blog Cascadia Center makes argument for rail in Northwest

Thumbnail image for Screen shot 2011-08-02 at 12.10.05 PM.pngIn a series of op-eds that appeared in The Everett Herald during the last two weekends, Cascadia Center director Bruce Agnew makes the argument for the role that rail has had (and can continue to have) in the Northwest. The first, “Let history be our guide,” describes how the region’s past success with rail can and should guide its future. The second article, “All aboard together,” focuses on how the region can partner — across jurisdictional and public-private lines — to ensure a future for rail.

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.