Most Washington State transit agencies have been hurt badly financially in recent years because of the recession-induced decline in sales tax revenue. Transit agencies in Tacoma (Pierce Transit), Spokane, Bellingham (Whatcom Transit Authority), and other agencies have seen significant cuts in service. One bright area has been Seattle, where voters have approved a tax increase to pay for a long list of transit improvements. Seattle currently has two commuter rail lines and one light rail in operation; has one light rail under construction; and one in the planning phase. Of course, this does not even count the 115,834,273 trips that were taken on King County Metro local buses in 2009 - a ridership total that surpasses the much more vaunted Portland. And who can forget the Seattle Monorail, which first opened for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair?
|Seattle Monorail 1||Metro Rapid Ride||Looking at SLU From Monorail||Link in Subway Tunnel|
|Link 6||Link 5||Link 4||Link 3|
|Link 2||KC Metro Trolley Bus 1||KC Metro Bus Stop||KC Metro Shelter|