Sunday, February 19, 2012


1930s Transit Tokens Sold Out at Phoenix Transit Centers

Phoenix Public Transit announced today that it has run out of the historic transit tokens it was selling as a part of Arizona's centennial celebration. The token sale was also meant to celebrate the City of Phoenix milestone of 125 years of continuous public transit service. 3,000 tokens were sold, starting on Jan. 3, 2012.

The 1930s tokens date back to when buses and electric streetcars operated under the name Phoenix Street Railway. Cash was the common form of payment for a ride but tokens could be used as a handy substitute as they were always good for one fare.

For more information on the tokens and to print off a Phoenix Street Railway token certificate of information, go to

Source: City of Phoenix Public Transit Department

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