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USA Ohio Springfield City Lines transit token streetcar trolley bus coin pendant initial S Clark County The Champion City of Roses Mad River South Fountain Avenue Historic District Ridgewood Southgate Warder Park Columbus Dayton Eaton Peckuwe n002120

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Ohio Springfield City Lines bus token 

front: Cutout forms a triangle with an S in the center
Springfield City Lines, Inc.

The Springfield City Lines, Inc. initiated motor bus services in 1933 with a fleet of 34 small buses for a population of about 70,000. Transit operations more than doubled during World War II. The fleet was expanded to 82 buses. Over 45,000 rides were taken daily.

Following World War II, Springfield’s transit system succumbed to the nationwide decline of the transit industry. The City of Springfield, recognizing the value of transit as a public service, obtained a grant in 1966 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to purchase 12 diesel buses. These buses were nominally leased to the Springfield Transit Company, Inc. Revenues continued to decline, however, forcing private transit operations in Springfield to close on June 6,1969.

Springfield’s public transit flourishes by combining the best of public ownership and private management. Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT) is a function of city government, with facilities and rolling stock owned by the city and the managerial and operation expertise provided under contract by First Transit.

back: Bus left, between slots above and below

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• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Brass coin token
• diameter: 16 mm
• weight: 2.4 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} 

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