The summer Trolley Festivals were started on Market Street in 1983 to provide an alternative historic transit service for visitors to the city, and they operated through 1987. Historic streetcars from San Francisco, other U.S. cities and other countries brought delight to many thousands of people.Â Streetcars from Milan, Italy, built-in 1928, were acquired by Muni for the extension of the service (now called the F Market & Wharves Line) to Fisherman’s Wharf. The cars are called Peter Witt cars because their design is based on one that Cleveland transit commissioner Peter Witt created for faster passenger hoardings. Streetcar stops can be found every few blocks along Market Street and The Embarcadero between Castro and Fisherman’s Wharf, often near glass bus-stop shelters. Board at the front and show the driver your pass or pay your fare. To exit, pull the cord just above the windows a block before your stop.