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Buy a Piece of Phoenix History

By January 2, 2012

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On January 3, 2012 the public transportation system for Phoenix will be offering a token piece of history to the public. The token is, naturally, a token.

Phoenix Public Transit is celebrating 125 years of transit in Phoenix. Since we will be celebrating the Arizona Centennial in 2012, they decided to make the tokens available to the public for purchase.

The tokens are said to be from the 1930s era. They were transit tokens that were used on Phoenix Street Railway services. You can buy one for 50 cents, and it includes a key chain. Sales start on January 3, 2012 and will continue until the tokens are sold out. There are restrictions: only one token per customer, and you must buy the tokens, cash only, at a city transit center:
  • Central Station, Central Avenue & Van Buren (downtown Phoenix) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunnyslope Transit Center, 8927 N. 3rd St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Metrocenter Transit Center, 9415 N. Metro Parkway West from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ed Pastor Transit Center, Central Ave. & Broadway (northwest corner) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can learn more about the tokens at the City of Phoenix online.
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