Ken Casavant

Wolf Prize, Transportation, Stemless Cherry

WSU Plant Pathologist James Cook Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize James Cook, former dean of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and emeritus professor of plant pathology and crop and soil sciences, will be awarded the Wolf Prize for Agriculture. The Wolf Prizes, awarded annually by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation, […]

WSU Economist Finds Nation’s Railcar Fleet in Jeopardy, Impacting Environment and Shipments of Goods

Pullman, Wash. — The nation’s $90 billion fleet of privately owned freight railway cars may be in jeopardy, according to a new report released today by the Transportation Research Group in Washington State University’s School of Economics. The fleet is integral to the efficient movement of goods by rail and drastically reduces the environmental impact […]

NAFTA Costly to State Roads

Pullman, Wash. The North American Free Trade Agreement is exacting a hidden toll on Washington’s highways, a new transportation study has found. Increased truck traffic attributed to NAFTA trade may cut the useful lives of main north-south truck routes by 30 percent or more and there is no way for the state to recover a […]