Jim Kershner


Transit: The Story of Public Transportation in the Puget Sound Region

Jim Kershner BA ’75 addresses the history and evolution of public transit in the distinctive Puget Sound region of America, from the era of Seattle’s streetcars in the 1880s to today. Scandals, triumphs, and dramas mark each twist and turn of this complex tale. Kershner’s book covers not only the nuts and bolts of transit history but also the human element behind transit decisions. HistoryLink, 2019. 144 pages.


Jim Kershner BA ’75 has been putting his history degree to work as a staff historian for HistoryLink.org, The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, for which he has written more than 250 historical essays. He also writes a daily history column for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington.