October 26, 2011

San Francisco MTA names yard after Cameron Beach

Members of the SFMTA Board of Directors pose with plaque dedicating the Cameron Beach Yard. Left to right: Malcolm Heinicke, Tom Nolan (Chairman), Jerry Lee (Vice Chairman) and Cheryl Brinkman.© 2001 SFMTA/Heather Moran

Members of the SFMTA Board of Directors pose with plaque dedicating the Cameron Beach Yard. Left to right: Malcolm Heinicke, Tom Nolan (Chairman), Jerry Lee (Vice Chairman) and Cheryl Brinkman.© 2001 SFMTA/Heather Moran
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) board of directors, which oversees all surface transportation in the city including the Municipal Railway (Muni), held a ceremony to rename Muni's Geneva Yard for SFMTA board member and transit advocate Cameron Beach.

Beach, who passed away this spring, was a member of the SFMTA board of directors for more than four years and was especially admired for his transit expertise and passion for public transportation. His career in transportation spanned 44 years, including 25 years with the Sacramento Regional Transit District.

Beach's committee and board memberships in the transit industry also included serving as chair of California Operation Lifesaver, past chair of the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Light Rail Committee, vice chair of APTA's Committee on Public Safety, as well as member of the APTA Alternate Fuels Committee, the APTA Heritage Streetcar Subcommittee and the APTA Light Rail Transit Technical Forum. Earlier this month Beach was posthumously awarded APTA's Distinguished Service Award.

The Cameron Beach Yard has housed Muni streetcars since 1900. Now, it continues to serve the city as the home of the F Market & Wharves Line, which carries more than 20,000 customers on an average weekday.

 

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