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John a Miller
$3,335,000 Program for Kansas City
Article about the introduction of "100 new street cars, 34 new motor buses and 106 new trolley buses at a total expense of $3,335,000."
Bus Grant Accepted: Stage All Set to Begin Operations in Kansas City with 60-Car Fleet--Negotiations Ended
Discussion about plans for a fleet of 60 buses complete with modern garage to be operational in July of 1925.
Buses to Compete with Private Automobiles in Kansas City
Drawings, map, and discussions about bus routes and their mechanical safety devices.
Cable Cars--An Adventure: City's Early Day Transit Line Ran along Old 'Ninth Street' Incline
History of street cars in its changing forms from the "abortive attempt. ..in 1860 to start a street railway" drawn by horses, to cable cars, electric cable cars, and finally buses.
Heartland Motor Coach
July 1, 2006
Profile of Heartland Motor Coach Company.
How Mass Transportation Is Conducted in Greater Kansas City: The "Heart of America"
Extensive article about the corresponding growth of Kansas City and its public transportation system, starting in 1869 with mule-drawn cars up to the Kansas City Public Service Company's streetcars and...
Kansas City Builds for the Future: Twenty Years Experience Proves Desirability of Employe [sic] Representation Plan, Originated in Kansas City. ..
Article about the refinancing of the Kansas City Public Service Company, making its transition from streetcars to "trackless trolleys," or buses, through public bonds. History of the public transportation...
Kansas City Enlarges Its Bus System
Article about the expansion of buses in the Kansas City Public Service Company's fleet to "present an effective means of building up patronage," with photos of the storage and repair garages for them.
Kansas City Has Had Transit System since the Civil War
History of the public transit systems of the city since the Civil War, including mule cars, cable cars, trolleys, electric street cars, and even subways (on 8th Street under the bluff, closed in the 1920s)...
Linking the Region
Article discusses the importance of mass transit in linking parts of the bistate Kansas City region. It discusses initiatives such as the "Smart Moves" regional transit plan, "Freeway Flyers", and "Rapid...
Mapping the Past
Article gives a history of the KCCC&ST, or Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph, Railway Company. Completed in 1913 and flourishing from then until the mid-1920s, the Interurban was made obsolete by...
Metro: Catch It if You Can
Article about the public bus transportation system in Kansas City and its increasing usage with rising gasoline prices during "the Energy Crisis of 1979," with photos.
Article about wage strikes at Kansas City Public Service Company, leading to complications with public transportation by bus and street car.
Squire Inquiry: Bussing In. ..
Article on the "bussing in" program at Bingham Junior High School, a desegregated public school, describing the school's problems with overcrowding and race relations with students newly bussed in together,...
Illustration and biographical article about Arthur Stilwell, a railroad and interurban street railway builder in Kansas City residing at 720 East Armour Boulevard in 1902. Story of his dream that year...
Super Colossal, Say Kansas Citians
Article about the Kansas City Public Service Company's "two dozeen new streamlined [street] cars," in appearance similar to buses, on "one of Kansas City's heaviest street railway routes," with photos....
The Four-Horse Buses Westport to Kansas City
Description of the "bus line, with four-horse buses" as "the transportation line between Westport and Kansas City" owned by Ira Emmons and Sam Justice, Ira being the driver.
Two Stage Lines Share City Terminal and Shops: Favorable Location of Terminal in Heart of Kansas City (Mo.). ..
Article about the Union Bus Depot across from the Baltimore Hotel, home of both the Inter-State Stage Line and the White Transportation Company.
Uncle Sam Delivers a Trolley Bus
Article about the latest addition of 44 new "trolley buses," along with information about their three-year history in Kansas City, with photos.
What Co-Ordinated Transportation Has Done for Kansas City
Article about the improvements to public transportation brought to Kansas City with a new bus policy in 1931 by the Kansas City Public Service Company, supplementing the street car routes and older bus...
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