June 22: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1994:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority adopts the reintroduction of tokens as regular fare media after a ten-year absence.

Tokens go on sale September 9, 1994 and continue as fare media until 2005 when the introduction of a $3 day pass eclipses their popularity.

Commemorative tokens had previously been issued as fare media during the 1984 Olympics with unique designs honoring Olympic sports, in 1982 to honor Henry Huntington and from 1979-1981 for specific express bus lines and courtesy or introductory rides.

Tokens were also used by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority from 1958 to 1964 and both Los Angeles Railway and Pacific Electric dating back to 1901 as well as the Spring & Sixth Street Railroad dating back to at least 1877.