Friday, December 28, 2012

San Francisco Municipal Railway 100 -- December 28, 2012

On 28-December-1912, the A Geary Street line of the San Francisco Municipal Railway began service.  Mayor Sunny Jim Rolph operated the first car from Geary and Kearny.

The San Francisco Municipal Railway was the first significant muncipal transit company in the United States, opening its first electric streetcar line, the A Geary, on 28-December-1912. Muni had been preceeded by the West Seattle Municipal Railway (1900-????) and the Monroe, Louisiana, Municipal Street Railway (1906-present), which is still operating as the Monroe Transit System

Today, in honor of the 100th birthday, Muni is offering free rides to all. 

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