Monorail and Other Transit Links

Seattle Area Monorail

The Seattle Center Monorail

The monorail that has been operating in Seattle since 1962.

The Seattle Monorail Swindle

Claims that the Seattle Public Monorail Authority (SPMA) and various politicians and others conspired to kill the monorail project, thereby “swindling” the people of Seattle out of the Green Line monorail project that they had already approved five times, and is proposing a push to reinstate the Project.

Light Rail Opponents

CETA (Coalition for Effective Transportation Alternatives)

Fighting to stop the light rail project and put the money to better use for alternative forms of transportation.

Smarter Transit Campaigning for cheaper, more effective, alternatives to rail, such as bus rapid transit.

Other Seattle Area Transit

C-Trans

Serves Clark County, Washington, way south of Seattle, at the southern border of Washington along the Columbia River, and north of Portland, Oregon.

Clallum Transit

Serves Clallum County, Washington, northwest of Seattle, on the Olympic Peninsula.

Community Transit

Serves Snohomish County, Washington (the next county north of Seattle) with extensive bus service.

Everett Transit

Serves the city of Everett, Washington, about 30 miles (about 50 km.) north of Seattle.

Grays Harbor Transit

Serves Grays Harbor County, West of Olympia and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

Intercity Transit

Serves Thurston County (county seat, Olympia), about 60 miles south of Seattle and the next county south of Pierce County.

Jefferson Transit

Serves Jefferson County, northwest of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula.

Kitsap Transit

Serves Kitsap County (county seat, Bremerton), west across Puget Sound from Seattle.

Mason County Transportation Authority

Serves Mason County (county seat, Shelton), southwest from Seattle and west of Tacoma.

Metro Transit

Serves King County, Washington (the county Seattle is in) with extensive bus service and the Waterfront Streetcar.

Pierce Transit

Serves Pierce County, Washington (the next county south of Seattle), including the City of Tacoma, with extensive bus service.

Sound Transit

Serves Snohomish, King and Pierce counties with high-speed rapid transit utilizing express buses, commuter trains, and a light rail line called Link.

Trans-Link

Public transportation for the Vancouver, B.C. area.

Tri-Met

Public transportation for the Portland, Oregon area.

Washington State Ferries

Provides crossings of Puget Sound at various places

APTA (American Public Transportation Association

Information about public transportation and links to many sites

Routes International

Links to many other transportation sites

Monorail Organizations

The Monorail Society

An international society of monorail boosters. This site is probably the world’s best monorail site, and tells about virtually all the world's monorails with links to most of them.

Monorail in Other Areas

Las Vegas Monorail

Las Vegas, Nevada, has a modern operating monorail line.

Monorail Malaysia

MYrapid operates a transit monorail system in Kuala Lumpur, using trains designed and built in Malaysia.

Moscow, Russia, Monorail

Note: This site is in Russian, but even if you can’t read Russian, the pictures are worth taking a look.


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