Muni hosts cable car safety talks

December 5, 2008 12:48:03 PM PST
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has announced that two community presentations on cable car safety will be held in the city in the next week as part of a larger agency wide safety outreach effort.

The presentations, scheduled for Saturday and Dec. 12, will be held in Chinatown and represent an outreach effort to the Chinatown community, according to Muni officials.

"Chinatown and cable cars are two of San Francisco's most treasured icons," Chinatown Community Development Center Executive Director Gordon Chin said in a prepared statement.

"We are pleased that the SFMTA is reaching out to Chinatown residents to ensure that they can ride and enjoy the cable cars more safely," Chin said.

The "Respect the Rail: Look, Listen & Live" cable car safety program presented at the meetings will focus on the mechanics and safe use of San Francisco's famous cable cars, according to Muni officials.

"Safe transportation is the primary concern of this agency," Muni Executive Director Nathaniel Ford said in a prepared statement. "In addition to internal training programs, educating our customers and those with whom we share the roads ... helps all of us get to where we need to go more safely and efficiently."

Saturday's meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the auditorium at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School at 950 Clay St., while the Dec. 12 meeting will take place in the community room of the Chinatown Library at 1135 Powell St.


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