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Chronicle article on a hearing for Ken Schmier's fast pass proposal

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A young law student came up with the idea for the fast pass as a way to make commuting on Muni more attractive and efficient. At first his critics didn't think it would work but Ken persisted and Muni decided to give it a test run. The first pass of May 1974 was a sellout and the rest is history.

Newspaper announcement for the first fast pass

Below are two early punch passes, images courtesy of Market Street Railway





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