Muni Centennial: Mayor Launches SFMTA Centennial Celebration
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), joined U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the SFMTA Centennial Honorary Committee, to launch the 100th anniversary celebration of the Municipal Railway, founded on December 28, 1912.
As the first publicly-owned transit system in a major U.S. city, Muni was inaugurated by Mayor James Rolph, Jr. at Geary and Kearny streets with Car No. 1. That streetcar has been restored and will now join Muni’s historic streetcar fleet which runs on the F Market and Wharves Line. The Citywide celebration through December will include San Francisco’s transit history and the City’s current integrated surface transportation network that encompasses pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, parking, traffic and taxis. Read more.