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In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. Bruce Slusher was a Word Processing Technician at the time of the Loma Prieta earthquake. This interview includes Bruce's personal experience with the earthquake as it occurred while he was about to board the Vallejo-bound ferry from the Ferry Building. As an employee of the Rail Management branch of Caltrans he discusses the adminstrative work associated with the three ferries that were in operation following the earthquake. Bruce also recounts his experience as a commuter via the ferry system and how it was affected by the influx of additional commuters.
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.