Seattle Blasts Ahead, Victoria Locked in 1950
You can now take a tram from U-Dub (University of Washington) through downtown to Seatac airport. But our neighbor is just getting warmed up. While Seattle embraces the future with tens of billions of dollars of new rail transit lines, Victoria languishes.
By Louis Guilbault, of Victoria BC. I have no financial connection to any rail manufacturer or consultant. Please contact regarding errors or omissions.
For more background on General Motors' and others' roles in destroying electric railways in the US, see Taken for a Ride, an informative 1996 PBS production, on youtube.