Transit cowboys drive into town

The 2008 Rail Conference and International Rail Rodeo will be held in The City, beginning this weekend.

Today, the five-day event will open with the 16th version of the Rail Rodeo, a street simulation competition that tests the prowess of the continent’s top transit rail operators and their crews. The event will take place at Muni’snew maintenance facility on 25th Street.

Starting Sunday and lasting through Wednesday, the Rail Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, will feature a series of discussion panels.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency director Nathaniel Ford will speak, as will Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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