Category Archives: John Charles
Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein talked with legislators in Salem this week about the need to reform the TriMet transit agency and why Oregon voters are wary of instituting a sales tax. On Monday, John Charles testified before the … Continue reading
We are a month and a half into Oregon’s 2013 legislative session. Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein are in the capitol several days each week, bringing free-market and fiscally responsible perspectives to issues before numerous committees. On Tuesday, Steve … Continue reading
Governor John Kitzhaber’s proposed funding package for the Columbia River Crossing project (HB 2800) is up for a first hearing on Monday, February 11, at 3:00, in Hearing Room F at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The hearing may … Continue reading
The Oregonian had a good page-one story on Sunday about the TriMet death spiral. The agency is steadily devolving from a transit district to a retirement and health-care center, with unsustainable fringe benefit costs that now far exceed the mere … Continue reading
See my latest Letter to the Editor printed Thursday in the Oregonian about MAX use at the Expo Center’s Cirque du Soleil show, OVO. Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales asserted recently that the streetcar is a better transit option than bus service … Continue reading
All of us at Cascade Policy Institute want to thank you for giving your time and support this to help us promote freedom in Oregon! During this season of giving, we hope that you’ll open your hearts once again and … Continue reading
From all of us at Cascade Policy Institute, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
While TriMet is busy building a cool new transit-only bridge over the Willamette River and seizing expensive private property for the Milwaukie light rail line, the latest outside audit shows that the agency’s expenses are piling up at a much … Continue reading
The video above is to help illustrate the enormity of $1.5 billion, and how little we will actually get for putting in the Milwaukie Light Rail line. We realize many of you will want to know how we arrived at … Continue reading
“Portland’s experience with public transport holds lessons for the rest of the country. But they’re not the lessons that the Rail-Volutionaries think they are.” Check out Cascade’s John Charles being quoted in an American Spectator article about Portland!