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Infographic: The Many Monorails of the United States

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At one point in time in American history, monorails were envisioned by many as the future of public transportation. When Walt Disney introduced the monorail to American audiences at Disneyland back in 1959, the general public was excited by the prospect of monorails popping up across the country.

Today, monorails are not nearly as widespread as people originally thought they would be. Although America added several monorails to its infrastructure during the 1960s and 1970s, few of those monorails remain standing today, and those that do remain in operation are generally limited to theme parks, zoos, and airports.

Still, the United States is not completely devoid of these single-rail forms of public transportation. The infographic included below displays where the many remaining monorails of the United States are located.


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Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.