San Francisco Municipal Railway History

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San Francisco Municipal Railway
The San Francisco Municipal Railway (SF Muni or Muni) is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. San Francisco Muni. Muni was born when, on December 28, 1912, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to put mass transit under public ownership.
Muni has its origins in the period following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Until then the city had been served by a number of commercial horsecar, cable car and electric streetcar operators. Many of these had been amalgamated into the United Railroads of San Francisco (URR) company. In 1909, voters approved a municipal rail line down Geary St. Three years later in 1912, the city declined to renew the franchise that allowed cable

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