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Transit tickets sure were pretty in 1937

Cool transit find of the week: This Capital Transit Company ticket from exactly 76 years ago, featuring robins and cherry blossoms.

For those keeping score at home, in 1937 it cost $1.25 for a week’s worth of unlimited streetcar and bus rides. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $20. For comparison, WMATA weekly passes today go for $16 for a bus-only pass, and a little under $60 for a rail pass.

1937 Capital Transit ticket. Photo by u/stampepk on reddit.

 Cross-posted at Greater Greater Washington.

March 26th, 2013 | Permalink | {num}Comments
Tags: bus, fun, history, streetcar, transportation

  • Ted King

    Here’s a couple of links to San Francisco’s equivalent of your find :nhttp://www.munidiaries.com/2011/03/31/paper-muni-fast-pass-through-the-years/nhttp://www.munidiaries.com/2011/04/05/more-old-fast-passes-1977-1982/nThere were also gorgeous passes from Samtrans, the San Mateo County system, but I couldn’t find any pictures online. Thanks for the post.



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