World Series bet to promote transit use

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SAN FRANCISCO – A World Series bet between the executive directors of  transit systems in San Francisco and Dallas will result in an unusual publicity stunt to promote transit. The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers to win their first World Series title since 1954. The executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit is preparing to make good on the bet he had with the executive director of the winning team’s public transit system – the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Dallas Area Rapid Transit Executive Director Gary Thomas is scheduled to fly to the San Francisco Bay area (courtesy of Southwest Airlines), where he will dress in Giants gear and sing to riders during the morning rush hour on Nov. 8 – while passing out San Francisco treats to commuters. A Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesperson emphasized that the underlying purpose of the bet between two major transit systems was to promote transit use. Bay Area Rapid Transit ran longer-than-usual trains on all lines before and after the first two games in the series in San Francisco Oct. 27 and 28. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency also provided service to the ballpark.
SAN FRANCISCO – A World Series bet between the executive directors of  transit systems in San Francisco and Dallas will result in an unusual publicity stunt to promote transit. The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers to win their first World Series title since 1954. The executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit is preparing to make good on the bet he had with the executive director of the winning team’s public transit system – the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Dallas Area Rapid Transit Executive Director Gary Thomas is scheduled to fly to the San Francisco Bay area (courtesy of Southwest Airlines), where he will dress in Giants gear and sing to riders during the morning rush hour on Nov. 8 – while passing out San Francisco treats to commuters. A Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesperson emphasized that the underlying purpose of the bet between two major transit systems was to promote transit use. Bay Area Rapid Transit ran longer-than-usual trains on all lines before and after the first two games in the series in San Francisco Oct. 27 and 28. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency also provided service to the ballpark.
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