Muni Centennial kicks off with a ride on Car No. 1
Among the more memorable things said:
Mayor Ed Lee: “Muni is such an important part of every San Franciscan’s life.” (We couldn’t agree more!)
Supervisor David Chiu: “Love it or hate it, everyone has a Muni story.” (YES!!!!!)
Just after the speeches, VIPs got on board Car No. 1 and went for a stroll down Market Street. Car No. 1 first entered service on Dec. 28, 1912, when Muni was first launched. The historic streetcar is set to join the F-Market/Wharves fleet. We can’t wait to ride it.
As a part of the centennial celebration, Muni Diaries is launching our “100 Days, 100 Muni Stories” project: your story can appear in an ad inside the bus! Sounds like Supervisor Chiu has at least a story or three.
Here are some photos from this morning’s event. Special thanks to Market Street Railway for all its hard work getting these moving museums back into service.