US West Coast Transit Systems 

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The West Coast includes many transit systems in Oregon, Washington, California, and Hawaii

 Anaheim, California 

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Disneyland is what is featured here, although there are plans for a modern streetcar line

 Astoria, Oregon 

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Ride the Heritage Trolley along the Columbia River.

 Eugene, Oregon 

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Track-City operates a BRT system that has some features of Light Rail.

Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Skyline Rail is a modern light metro system

 Issaquah, Washington

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This Seattle suburb operates a short tourist trolley through town. (System shut down)


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The City of Angeles once had the US’s largest interurban and streetcar network. However, it was dismantled in favor of the automobile. Over the past 30 years, rail transit has returned with subways and light rail.

Maui, Hawaii

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Maui Airport has a unique tram linking the terminals to the rental car facility.


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The City of Roses operates a five-line light rail system, plus a 3 line modern streetcar system. Don’t forget to ride the OHSU aerial tram and the Willamette Shore Trolley

California’s capital city maintains a great Light Rail system

SAN DIEGO, California 

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This beautiful city maintains a great light system called The Trolley, painted famously red! There is also a commuter rail and a DMU line in North County.

The City by the Bay is a transit fan’s dream; it has a bit of everything. BART is a regional metro system. MUNI operates Light Rail, Streetcars, Cable Cars, trolleybuses, and regular buses. There are CalTrain commuter trains and SMART Commuter Trains. Then there are the airport systems.

Silicon Valley is home to VTA Light Rail and ACE Commuter trains.

 Salem, Oregon 

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Cherry City has no rail-based transit system, but it is my current hometown. Salem did have streetcars from 1889 to 1927


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The Emerald City is a powerhouse of public transit in the Pacific Northwest. Its Light Rail system runs in a subway through the city’s center and is growing rapidly. Two modern streetcar lines and a commuter rail system also exist. Lastly, due to its hills, it still maintains a relatively large trolley bus network.

Yakima, WA 

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On weekends, Yakima has a heritage trolley on the original Yakima trolley and freight tracks in the middle of public streets!