In 1947, our founder, Friedel Klussmann, organized the Citizens Committee to Save the Cable Cars, fought back many threats through the years to curtail or abolish the system and finally in 1971 led the successful Proposition Q ballot initiative for the City Charter amendment freezing the minimum cable car service at the levels provided for as of July of that year. In 2007, due to concerns that increased fares may decrease ridership, San Francisco produced a report analyzing the cable car system and making recommendations to improve and sustain the system.
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