Originally Posted by rpk98c
For San Fran we plan to include the BART, SCVTA & Caltrain systems plus the Municipal Metro, Municipal Historic Street Car and Cable Car systems in central SF. When you refer to bus's so you mean what us English would deem a bus, or is bus a term for the overground trams in San Fran?
An actual bus, a big long thing with normal wheels that clogs up city streets.
We have a fleet of some (70??) bus lines - some diesel, some electric - that crisscross the city. This is referred to as the MUNI -- Municipal Metro is also part of Muni, it's the term used for the actual "trains on rails" that run underground and aboveground (some are fully underground, some run both under and above). So MUNI = busses + trains + cable cars + historic street cars. BART, SCVTA & Caltrain are three other transit systems that serve different purposes -- mainly shuttling out-of-towners to and from SF.
It's the mass network of busses that warrants a map, if you ask me.
random pic from flickr: MUNI buses on Flickr - Photo Sharing!