Although I had this token for a while, I was about to put it into an AirTite holder for storage. Since it was already imaged, I thought I would share it here. This is a token from the Trioboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority. The TBTA (now part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is responsible for managing the bridges and tunnels that connect different areas of New York City. At one point in my life, I lived in New York and worked in New Jersey. To make the commute easier, I used to buy these token for $20 per roll to use in the exact change lanes. That lasted a week for crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Staten Island.

With the introduction of EZ-Pass, tokens are no longer used. It is a relic of a bygone era of not so long ago when I commuted in and around New York City.

Let’s see if I can find more.

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