Seattle: Greatest Cities for Mass Transportation
Consisting of an above-ground and underground light-rail system, bus
service and a downtown monorail, Seattle's innovative and reliable mass
transit systems are the preferred mode of transportation for
many of the city's residents. "I live in the city, so there's really no
need for a car -- mass transit is so easy here," says resident and
receptionist Stephanie Fischer.
Unique to the Emerald City, the
Seattle Center Monorail system links the downtown area to Seattle
Center, the city's entertainment hub, and offers a fun riding
experience. "I always take my family and friends to ride it when they're
visiting," Stephanie says.
Also convenient for both residents
and visitors, Seattle's light-rail system, Central Link, runs from the
downtown area to the airport. The city is currently working on extending
this line for another 3.15 miles, connecting the city's downtown area
to the University of Washington campus.