Our Sponsors:READ MORE »
- Why does Seattle fear urban planning?
- Legislature: What's the problem just finishing its work?
- Russell Wilson's sophomore slump? Rest of NFL should be so lucky
- In defense of David Guterson
- Bookstore owner & author Peter Miller: It is not a time of great books
- Tale of Two Cities: Coal, a train wreck for Burlington?
- How to ask total strangers for large sums of money
- Tale of Two Cities: Ferndale welcomes Big Coal
- News Shmews: A journalist confronts reader apathy
- A council misguided: The futility of property tax-financed city elections
Many thanks to
Jean E Davis
some of our many supporters.ALL MEMBERS »
- Why does Seattle fear urban planning? (57)
- A council misguided: The futility of property tax-financed city elections (24)
- City Council changes the rules on employee background checks (12)
- Tale of Two Cities: Coal, a train wreck for Burlington? (14)
- News Shmews: A journalist confronts reader apathy (14)
- Improvements to Washington schools won't help hungry kids (11)
- Where's the science at KUOW? Why public radio wants to mix things up. (11)
- Legislature: What's the problem just finishing its work? (10)
- Will pay-as-you-drive insurance get a chance in Washington? (20)
- In defense of David Guterson (11)
Fri, Oct 10, 6 a.m. 2008
Seattle's original streetcars were replaced with trackless trolleys and motor buses in 1940. Now the streetcar is making a comeback with the South Lake Union line and a whole new network proposed by the city. Despite naysayers' claims that the streetcars run empty most of the time, in 2008 ridership on the Seattle Streetcar reached 347,000 riders on Oct. 1, surpassing first-year ridership three months ahead of schedule. Ridership is set to increase next year when Vulcan's Enso and Rollin Street Flats at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way add 343 housing units to the neighborhood followed by Amazon.com's headquarters the year after. The Seattle Monorail opened for the 1962 World's Fair and was heralded as the future of transportation. It was never extended throughout the city. The Seattle Monorail Project came really close to building a citywide system until it was canceled by voters in 2005 after the financial plan did not work out.