Ever since the first streetcars rumbled through the streets of Seattle in 1884, public transportation in the Puget Sound region has been a wild roller-coaster ride, replete with scandals, triumphs, and momentous turning points. A complete rail transit system crisscrossed the region during the trolley days, only to be dismantled by 1941. After seventy years of turmoiland traffic congestiona new system, Sound Transit, arose in its place. The story is not just about trolleys, trains, and busesit is also about the making and breaking of mayors and the way that Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett developed from the 1880s to today.
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Jim Kershner is a historian for HistoryLink. He is the author of Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life.