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I have what appears to be a brass dime sized token that reads on front Minicipal Railway/back reads one fare san francisco the center of token has the letters SF punched out, can anyone give me info on the age and use of this piece? Thank you
-- Raquel Welsh (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 2003
Sounds like a current Muni token... you can buy them in packs of 10 at most places that sell monthly passes. They're 80 cents each, I think, or a 20% discount off a single fare.
-- Doug (email@example.com), June 06, 2003.
As of July 1st, muni has discontinued the sale of the SF muni tokens. According to muni, people were hoarding them in anticipation of the fare increase around September 1st. When the single fare increases to $1.35, the SF muni tokens will again be available to purchase, but for $10.50 for a pack of 10 tokens.
-- David B. Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 12, 2003.
And go figure, if you buy a Cable Car pass at $3.00 each, you MAY NOT use it on any other Municipal Railway vehicles, which cost $1.35!
-- jim molkenbuhr (email@example.com), November 30, 2003.
You can thank mayor Willie Brown for that. I really despise that man. And I despise all politicians who think that there must be something wrong with people if they aren't making a whole lot of money and that there must be something wrong with them if they can't afford staying at Kaiser next year for $200 per night even though they have insurance but still have to pay full price for their meds as well next year. I am voting for Matt Gonzalez and hope that he wins and then keep my fingers crossed that he will continue to represent those people who don't have it. And that Matt will stick with his political agenda and not change over and then represent big business first priority as Dianne Feinstein did when she was mayor. I have yet to see one lousy mayor in this city represent the people and I'm trying to stay alive just for that day.
-- Harry Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 30, 2003.