At a glance
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
$5 General Admission
Free for CHS Members
6:00 - 8:00 PM
- RSVP Required
- Near BART
- Near MUNI
Transformations in San Francisco Public Transit – Then, Now, Tomorrow
The Panama-Pacific International Exposition celebrated the emergence of San Francisco from the Devastation of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, launching it as the most modern city in the world, an economic gateway between the emerging United States, the Pacific and Europe, and a cultural center. An artistic and programmatic success, the Exposition’s financial success was dependent on its transportation system. The Palace of Fine Arts and the Civic Auditorium are seen as lasting monuments to the PPIE. Learn how PPIE infrastructure improvements have served San Franciscans every day for the past 100 years and how these arteries are being transformed today to serve us during the next century–Central Subway, Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit, and E-Embarcadero Streetcars to Fort Mason.
Grant Ute – Author and Historian. Author of San Francisco Municipal Railway, Alameda by Rails, and San Francisco’s Market Street Railway;
Michael Schwartz – Senior Transportation Planner, San Francisco County Transportation Authority;
Greg King (Moderator) – Environmental Manager for Parsons Corp, long time member and worked on projects with Michael Schwartz; and
Tilly Chang, Executive Director, San Francisco County Transportation Authority.
This event is sponsored by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation.