The Colorado Springs Bus Company operated from 1932 to 1945. In 1932 Wallace England bought the troubled Colorado Springs & Interurban Railway Company from Winfield Scott Stratton. England applied for and received a city-wide bus permit from the Colorado Springs City Council. He formed the Colorado Springs Bus Company and transitioned from rail to bus service. The company prospered during the war years when the Army established Camp Carson outside the city. After England's death in 1945 the new owners of the company changed the name to Colorado Springs Transit Company.
Colorado Springs Transit Company operated from 1945 to 1972. When financial difficulties threatened to end bus service in 1972, the City of Colorado Springs took control of the line and signed a five year contract with National Management Company for operations. The newly formed public transit system was named Springs Transit.
The Denver Tramway Company (later Denver Tramway Corporation) operated from 1895 to 1971. Establish in 1895 by John Evans, William Byers, and other investors, the long-lived enterprise was a dominant feature in Denver life across multiple generations of transportation technology. The company began with cable car service but by 1900 had transitioned to electric street cars. In the 1950s the system converted to buses. In 1971, in severe financial distress, the company ceased operations sold its assets to the City of Denver. The city operated the line as Denver Metro Transit until 1974 when the line was consolidated into the newly formed, publicly owned Regional Transit District.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates bus, light rail, and commuter rail services in the Denver, Aurora & Boulder areas of Colorado. RTD was created by the Colorado General Assembly in 1969 to expand the existing, private, transportation network of the region to additional underserved counties in the area. In 1974 RDT began a period of consolidation and acquired a number of regional transit providers including Evergreen Transit, Longmont Mini, Denver Metro Transit (including 321 buses), Englewood-Littleton-Ft. Logan service, Boulder City, Public Service and Northglenn Suburban Service. Bus tokens were introduced in 1979 and were in use until 2017.
These values for transportation related tokens are based on general market conditions, a survey of available tokens on the market, and prices realized in actual recent retail transactions. These prices are for tokens in a condition that is acceptable to most collectors - lightly used with all features still sharp and free of damage. Unused, particularly pristine items are worth more. Items with excessive wear, damage, or repairs will be worth considerably less than the values listed here. It is also noteworthy that these prices are for tokens listed and sold individually. It is common to pay less per token than the prices listed here when tokens are sold as part of a bulk lot or collection.
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