Getting There: STA's electrification plans are a blast from the past – and toward the future

Cameron Booth is the kind of person who has a favorite year for streetcars in Spokane.

Booth runs Transit Maps, a blog devoted to her “reviews of transit maps from all around the world: be they real or imaginary, from the past, present or future.”

She also makes her own maps, and on Thursday she posted one showing, with compelling clarity, the Lilac City’s electric rail service in 1912, which she called “the absolute apogee of electric rail transit in that city.”

With 25 lines sprawling out from downtown and extending like tentacles to the then-corners of the city, the map depicts a system of public transportation that’s easy

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