Coach Lines-Nashville Transit-Nashville Railway & Light
The larger Nashville Transit was for school kids and the Nashville Railway and Light was at one time the name of the streetcar company (before Southern Coach Lines). I believe at the time of the change-over the streetcars were run by what they referred to as "Tepco" meaning I think Tennessee Electric Power Company- which was part of what ended the street cars- Some state commission ruled that the streetcar company owning the power source constituted an unlawful something or other. I was very young and barely remember streetcars but the lawsuit is in the books.
Bus Token was
originally 3c whereas I believe regular fare was maybe still a nickel.
Adults didn't use tokens until well after the War. I am almost
the school tokens pre-date the regular ones. We used to go downtown
them at the old bus barn across Fourth Avenue from the Bijou. You
a big roll for something like a half-dollar. Well, sixteen times 3c
and maybe you got the seventeenth for 2c to make the roll come out
When adult tokens came in I believe they were two for a quarter. But
long time there were lots of things for a nickel: candy bars,
non-school bus rides, phone calls. I do not remember nickel popcorn
that was a dime as far back as I remember. I believe Streetcar
fare was 7c
when they went out, then buses were just a nickel."