While most people know that Spokane had a streetcar system in the early 1900s, did you know that there was talk of building a monorail line here in the late 1970s? Neither did I. A Spokane County commissioner proposed the transportation option in response to a shortage of parking on the south side of the river to transport people to Riverfront Park and the Opera House from the Coliseum parking lot.

The Transit 509 blog has the history of the brief foray into building a monorail here.

And because I can’t think of monorails without thinking of the classic Simpson’s “Monorail” episode guest starring Leonard Nemoy, here’s a clip of the monorail song for your Monday morning viewing pleasure.

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