About Market Street Railway

Market Street Railway is the nonprofit preservation partner of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.  SFMTA is the city agency that owns and operates San Francisco’s transit system, known as Muni, which includes the city’s historic streetcars and cable cars. While we support Muni’s historic transit activities, we are not part of Muni and we receive no government money whatsoever.

Instead, we rely on membership dues and private donations to help keep San Francisco’s past present in the future by serving as an effective independent advocate for the famed historic streetcars that operate on the F-line and E-line, and the national landmark cable cars. These historic vehicles collectively carry almost 50,000 riders per day.

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Our name is one of the most famous in San Francisco history — for the companies that used it long before we came into existence in 1976. The history of our name is in many ways a history of transit in San Francisco.

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We are proud to be a volunteer-based organization. The passion of our committed and involved members has made all the difference in achieving our goal of preserving historic transit in San Francisco. We welcome new volunteers, who find that if they have a passion for a particular project and are willing to do what it takes to get it done, our organization provides a supportive, enjoyable environment for them.

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If you would like more information about Market Street Railway or have questions about our organization, the best way to contact us is by email. You can also call (415) 956-0472 and leave a message for us.

Board of Directors

  • Bruce Agid ( Acting Chair )
  • Art Curtis ( Corporate Secretary )
  • George Pleasant ( Treasurer )
  • Alison Cant
  • Ian Dailey
  • Nick Figone
  • Will Flynn
  • Rich Hillis
  • Todd Lappin
  • Tam Tran
  • Walt Vielbaum
  • Paul Wells
  • Jeremy Whiteman
  • Alex Zwissler
  • Rick Laubscher ( President )

Advisory Council

  • Alessandro Baccari
  • A. Lee Blitch
  • Louis Briasco
  • Kevin Carroll
  • Troy Campbell
  • Jim Chappell
  • Carmen Clark
  • Chip Conley
  • Tom Creedon
  • Joe D’Alessandro
  • Oz Erickson
  • Tom Escher
  • Rodney Fong
  • Anne Halsted
  • Katy Liddell
  • Arthur Lloyd
  • Feysan Jefferson Lodde
  • Sharyn Saslafsky
  • Leslie Tang Schilling