San Francisco Transit: A Veteran Duo Delivers

This article describes San Francisco’s two primary transit systems: MUNI, the San Francisco Municipal Railway, that began in 1912, and BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit, which was conceived after World War II but wasn’t completed until 1972. The author reports that the two systems often work hand-in-hand, sharing stations in some cases. MUNI, which never abandoned light rail when it became fashionable to do so decades ago, also includes the city’s three famous cable car lines. It is part of the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency, which also oversees parking and traffic facilities, bicycle and pedestrian programs. Ridership for BART, which stretches south and east of the city into the suburbs continues to grow, and has increased dramatically with the rising cost of gasoline. The author describes joint projects shared by the two transit giants.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 42, 44-46
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2008 4:05PM