Santa Fe Railway Sets
Intermodal RecordsSanta Fe Railway is enjoying a record year in intermodal shipments, according to John Swartz, president.
Through mid-November we have handled nearly 700,000 trailers and containers in 1987, an increase of nearly 14 percent over the previous year, Mr. Swartz said. By the end of the year we should reach a record total of nearly 800,000 units, he predicted, well above any preceding year in Santa Fe's history.
Mr. Swartz said that approximately 70 percent of the intermodal business is represented by trailer movements, which are up nearly 15 percent for the year, and the balance by containers, which show an increase of nearly 12 percent.
He attributed the growth to marketing and sales efforts aimed at luring time-sensitive traffic from the highways, faster schedules with improved service, the establishment of Santa Fe's Quality Service Network and increased business on double-stack container cars.
California Rail Center
Dedicated to Manager
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Municipal Railway dedicated its $22 million light rail center to former Muni General Manager Curtis E. Green on Monday.
Mr. Green was Muni general manager from 1974 to 1982 and was the first black general manager of a major transit system in the United States.
Muni's improved light rail system, the subway and surface Muni Metro, started service while he was general manager in 1980.
During Mr. Green's tenure, weekday passenger boardings on all Muni systems increased by over 100,000 from less than 700,000 a day in 1974 to over 800,000 in 1982.
The Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center is located in Balboa Park and consists of two main buildings and adjacent track area. It is bounded on the west by the Balboa Park BART Station.