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On the Move for 90 Years.

This is a text version of the San Francisco Municipal Railway's "On the Move for 90 Years: 1912-2002."

Cover Page, page 1:
On the move for 90 years, 1912-2002.
San Francisco Municipal Railway.
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Table of Contents.

SFMTA Board of Directors.

Labor Unions.


Who We Are.


How Can We Serve You?

Community Needs.


The Future.

Muni's 2002 Goals.

Greeting from Mayor Brown.

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SFMTA Board of Directors.

Shirley Breyer Black, Director.
Mike Casey, Director.
Jose Cisneros, Director.
H. Welton Flynn, Chairman.
Enid Ng Lim, Vice-Chairman.
Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Director.
Cleopatra Vaughns, Director.

Labor Unions.

T W U, Local 250A, representing 2755 employees.
S E I U, Local 790, representing 559 employees.
Electrical Workers, Local 6, representing 464 employees.
T W U, Local 200, representing 297 employees.
Automotive Machinists, Local 1414, representing 255 employees.
I F P T E, Local 21, representing 283 employees.
Laborers, Local 261, representing 73 employees.
Municipal Executives Association, representing 70 employees.
Stationary Engineers, Local 39, representing 45 employees.
Teamsters, Local 853, representing 17 employees.
Carpenters, Local 22, representing 16 employees.
Painters, Local 4, representing 6 employees.
Operating Engineers, Local 3, representing 4 employees.
Sheetmetal, Local 104, representing 3 employees.
Glaziers, Local 718, representing 2 employees.
S E I U, Local 535, representing 2 employees.
Plumbers, Local 38, representing 2 employees.
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Page 3: State of Muni 2002.


Dear Friends of Muni:
We are pleased to present you with our first State of Muni Report. This document will give you a sense of who we are, our history and where we are going as an organization.

Muni is the oldest transit agency that is still owned and operated by a city in the United States. In December 2002, we will celebrate our 90th year of service. Over those 90 years, a focus on improvement has been a cornerstone of our organization. Perhaps the most dramatic improvement has occurred recently. In 1999, far-reaching legislative initiatives were implemented and propelled the agency toward achieving better service. This State of Muni Report provides a snapshot of an organization in transition - an organization that is earning a new reputation by placing people first.

We have had our challenges, but with the support of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., other elected officials, and the governance structure provided by Proposition E, we are rededicating our resources and focusing on improvement. Of course, none of this would be possible without the 4,300 dedicated Muni employees who serve San Francisco every day. As these pages will show, we are working together to build a Muni for the new millennium. We invite you to join us.

H. Welton Flynn, Municipal Transportation Agency, Board of Directors Chairman.
Michael T. Burns, General Manager, Municipal Railway.

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Page 5: State of Muni 2002
Celebrating 90 years of working together
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Page 6: State of Muni 2002.

Who we are.

Muni is the seventh largest transit system in the country. Every day Muni serves 720,000 customers. That is the equivalent of 90% of the population of San Francisco. Thousands of dedicated employees, hundreds of transit vehicles, dozens of maintenance and construction projects, and substantial financial resources help to make Muni work.

The employees of Muni reflect the diversity of San Francisco. Thirty-eight percent of our workforce is African- American. Thirty-one percent is Asian or Filipino. Seventeen percent is Caucasian. Thirteen percent is Hispanic and one percent is Native American.

Ethnicity, % of Muni's 1998 Workforce, % of Muni's 2001 Workforce, Change from 1998 to 2001.

Note: Women constitute 21% of the workforce in 2001, an increase of eight percentage points from the 1998 workforce.
Source: Workforce Composition by Department and Occupation Report, April 13, 2001, City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Resources.

"Everywhere you look, Muni is making positive changes." This is a quote from Eugene Batiste, Muni operator for 28 years. End of page 6.

Page 7: State of Muni 2002.

The facts, what it takes to run Muni.

Muni operates five modes of fixed-route service (Trolley Coaches Historic Streetcars Light Rail Vehicles Cable Cars Motor Coaches), plus paratransit services. Muni, like San Francisco, is a multifaceted community with a rich history. While some of Muni's services trace their origins to the 19th century, our wide range of transit technologies firmly places Muni in the 21st century.
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Page 8 State of Muni 2002

Ring out the old. . .

Muni's ambitious fleet replacement is well underway:


With a route network of 81 lines, Muni provides access to most locations within San Francisco 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The arrival of new vehicles, the introduction of the Proposition E Service Standards, and the new Third Street Light Rail Line translate into continued improvements in service well into the future.
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Page 9, State of Muni 2002.

All Aboard!

In April 2000, Muni extended service on its immensely popular F-Market historic streetcar line along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf. Higher-than anticipated ridership led to a service increase in June 2000, and demand continues to grow for expanded historic streetcar service. The F-Market Line Extension was the winner of the California Transit Foundation's TRANNY Award for 2001.

Take me out to the ballgame.

When the San Francisco Giants moved into their new home at Pacific Bell Park in April 2000, Muni was ready. Over 10,000 fans per game take Muni to get to this "Intermodal Ballpark" that is largely dependent on public transportation.
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Page 10, State of Muni 2002.

How can we serve you?

Improved Service: The View from the Outside In.

The results of this year's San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Annual Survey of Muni Riders were good news for Muni. An all-time high of 58% of riders reported that they were satisfied with Muni service. This is a dramatic turnaround from just two years ago, when 57% of riders reported that they were dissatisfied with Muni service. The poll also showed a sharp decrease in rider concern about Muni reliability and delays. This poll was subsequently reinforced by two additional independent polls, one conducted by Rescue Muni and the other conducted by an outside pollster as required by Proposition E, both of which clearly demonstrate that Muni is restoring public confidence in the system.

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Page 11: State of Muni 2002.

Changes for the Better: From the Inside Out.

Some of the most dramatic changes at Muni are not quite as visible as a new bus. Muni has worked hard to improve the efficiency and morale of its employees. Some of Muni's most recent accomplishments include:

Also, in an effort to improve and strengthen labor-management relations, Muni has enhanced its "Joint-Labor Management Board" (JLMB) process within the Operations Division. The JLMB will allow greater collaboration with unions when making "strategic" business decisions, developing programs, policies, procedures, and resolving problems. Joint labor-management "Work Site Committees" have also been established at each operations division to identify and resolve problems at the local level.
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Page 12: State of Muni 2002.

Community needs.

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Page 13, State of Muni 2002.

Meeting Community Needs.

San Francisco is a city of many diverse communities. Some communities are associated by geographical neighborhoods. Others are social groups connected by a common interest. Muni takes pride in serving all communities in the City; 95% of all San Francisco citizens live within two blocks of Muni service.

Environmental Community.

Muni is working in partnership with San Francisco's environmental community to test several alternative fuel vehicles. Pilot programs are now underway to evaluate compressed natural gas and diesel-electric hybrid technology on San Francisco's streets. Muni also worked closely with environmental organizations and cyclists in ordering bicycle racks for all of its new buses.

Customers with Disabilities.

One of Muni's priorities is to recognize and accommodate the needs of all of its customers. Customers with disabilities and other special needs can find assistance through our paratransit service department.

Student Community.

Muni's "Class Pass" program, which offers a steeply discounted monthly pass to students at participating colleges and universities, is underway. Students at the University of San Francisco enjoyed their first year with the "Class Pass" and Muni is working with other San Francisco colleges and universities to expand the program.

Special Service.

Sometimes special occasions in the city warrant increased service for a few hours or days. Muni prides itself on its ability to accommodate these special needs while continuing to provide transit service during hours of peak demand. For example, Muni has provided free service to all customers during the New Year's Eve celebrations of 2000 and 2001. During the famous Bay-to-Breakers race Muni extends service to over 20,000 riders. Every year, we accommodate thousands of women and men in uniform who ride free on our system during Fleet Week.
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Page 14, State of Muni 2002.


Muni is always searching for new ways to improve service in San Francisco. Some of our recent accomplishments include:


Riders in the western portion of the city have seen increased express bus service along the 1AX, 1BX, 31AX, 31BX, 38AX, and 38BX.


Students at the University of San Francisco can use their reduced fare Class Pass on any Muni line in the city.


Many Muni trains along the Market Street Corridor were crowded during peak hours. To ease congestion in the subway stations along Market Street, Muni initiated the Castro Shuttle, operating between the Castro and Embarcadero stations.


Muni installed bus bulbs at bus stops on Mission Street, added new pedestrian signals and reprogrammed the signal pre-empt system to improve bus service and provide for greater pedestrian safety.


Ongoing track reconstruction projects on the N-Judah and the L-Taraval will provide a smoother ride and will reduce noise for residents and merchants.


Muni is completely rebuilding the K-Line on Ocean Avenue from Phelan Avenue to Junipero Serra Boulevard.
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Page 15, State of Muni 2002.



In 1999, Muni began providing new bus service to Treasure Island to meet the growing business and residential population. The 108-Line is extremely successful. Muni received additional funding to expand the hours and frequency of service in 2001.


Muni extended its popular historic trolley service along the F-Market line from the Transbay Terminal to Fisherman's Wharf.


This future line will connect the Third Street Light Rail under Union Square to Chinatown.


Muni responded to the rapid expansion of technology industries and residential development in this former light industrial neighborhood. Muni introduced the new 10- Townsend line in June 2001 to link SOMA to downtown.


The Third Street Light Rail Construction Project will bring light rail service from the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood to downtown.


Muni extended expanded service on Saturday between Visitacion Valley and Chinatown/North Beach to create community connections.
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Page 16, State of Muni 2002.

The Future: Moving Ahead.

Muni has made tremendous progress in recent years. New services, a revitalized organization, and many significant accomplishments are leading Muni in a positive, new direction. This momentum will be sustained and advanced through a variety of upcoming projects and new service plans. With these ambitious and challenging plans, Muni will strive to exceed the expectations of our customers, our employees, and our community.
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Page 17, State of Muni 2002.

Projects to Build Muni's Future.

Muni's complex infrastructure requires constant attention. In the coming years, Muni will continue to develop the facilities, technologies, and assets that create a cohesive transit system and a thriving city. Some of our key future projects are:

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Page 18, State of Muni 2002.
The Future: Moving Ahead.
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Page 19, State of Muni 2002.

Services for the Future of San Francisco Transit.

In addition to "brick and mortar" projects, Muni is undertaking a series of initiatives to meet the changing needs of San Francisco's neighborhoods and transit users. These projects will help link Muni to the community, and will help improve connections throughout the city.

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Page 20, State of Muni 2002.

Muni's 2002 Goals.

1. Earn a new reputation with customers and stakeholders by publicizing our accomplishments, implementing a good neighbor policy and enhancing community outreach efforts.

2. Continue to build the Muni team through improved communication, involvement and recognition.

3. Improved safety for employees, customers, pedestrians and motorists.

4. Begin integration of a zero-based budget system and provide staff with the necessary processes and tools to manage their budgets.

5. Integrate new information systems to improve scheduling and dispatch; communication with staff, vehicles and customers and materials management.

6. Meet Prop. E milestones for service standards and performance measures including:

7. Progress the Third Street project and meet FY2002 milestones.

8. Involve all employees in crafting a new constitution for Muni and begin to examine the structures and processes to support the mission statement.

9. Implement the marketing plan to demonstrate local, regional and industry leadership.

Muni's citywide marketing campaign: Picture of Operator Earnest Webster. Over 3,411,000 miles driven. 40 years with Muni. United Way volunteer, basketball coach, father of 2."Be consistent & you'll be all right." 36 years accident-free.31 Balboa & 38 Geary

Picture of operator Rita Veles. Over 963,000 miles driven. 11 years with Muni. proud mother of 2, great-grandmother, oil painter and loves serving the public. "Live an honest life." 30 Stockton.
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Page 21,

Greeting from Mayor Willie Brown.

The women and men of the San Francisco Municipal Railway work hard, day in and day out, to provide San Francisco residents and visitors with quality transit service. In a few short years they have turned this system around, re-establishing Muni as a high quality, responsive and safe transit system - as shown recently by three independent polls.

I am proud of the work the people at Muni are doing, and I'm confident that their collective commitment to the riding public will continue to bring more success to the organization. Congratulations, Muni!


Willie L. Brown, Jr.

Office of the Mayor.
San Francisco.
Willie Lewis Brown, Junior.
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, room 200.
San Francisco, CA 94102.

4,300 dedicated Muni employees serving San Francisco every day.

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