The Wayne Hultgren papers contain material pertaining to Hultgren's work with the Modern Transit Society (MTS) and his efforts
to bring light rail to Sacramento. In addition to the MTS, Hultgren was involved with the Light Rail Transit Advocates, North
East Transportation Taskforce (NETTF), American Lung Association and the Sacramento Regional Area Planning Commission.
The Modern Transit Society (MTS) and papers affiliated with this organization through Wayne Hultgren's involvement constitute
the majority of information for this collection. Fighting for clean, health conscious, reliable, safe and inexpensive transporation
alternatives, including improved bus service and multi-destination light rail system, represent the primary function of this
non-profit organization founded in 1971 in Santa Clara County, California. Their mission statement explains that the Modern
Transit Society exists to promote transporation solutions to traffic congestion that benefit all modes of transportation through
clean and safe public mobility. Additionally, MTS works to educate the public, infrastructure planners, and politicians in
transporation matters by advocating transit alternatives to the automobile. MTS recognized the importance of politics and
getting key organizational agencies such as the Sacramento City Council on their side in the fight for improved transportation
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