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1. Area Bus System Sees More Riders Area Bus System Sees More Riders January 29, 2008 According to this newspaper article, people boarded Kansas City buses at least 15 million times in 2007, up four percent from the previous year. A 35-year low was reached in 2004. "Across the state line,...

2. ATA Threatens To Slice Service ATA Threatens To Slice Service October 15, 2003 Both sides of the KCATA tax increase are working before the election of November 4, 2003. A 3/8-cent tax increase for five years is proposed. Opponents claim that the "KCATA has not been proactive in its...

3. Bus Jobs to 5 Negroes: New Policy at Public Service Company Bus Jobs to 5 Negroes: New Policy at Public Service Company April/9/1960 First black drivers to be hired by the Kansas City Public Service Company, starting operating buses yesterday.

4. Bus, Tragic Bus Bus, Tragic Bus May 29-June 4, 2003 Article describes Kansas City filmmaker Ben Meade's latest documentary "Das Bus," an offbeat look at public transit in Kansas City. The film includes interviews with bus drivers, bus passengers, people...

5. Bus-ted: ATA Looks To Chop Service Bus-ted: ATA Looks To Chop Service July 23, 2003 The Kansas City Area Transit Authority is looking at budget cuts and less service. To make up for the short fall, bus routes will be cut. A fourth community meeting on the bus service was recently held...

6. Crazy Train Crazy Train October 26-November 1, 2006 Article profiling community activist Clay Chastain and his quest to bring a light rail transit system to Kansas City. Includes information about the Smart Moves regional transportation plan, under development...

7. Dealing with the Transportation of "Precious Cargo" Dealing with the Transportation of "Precious Cargo" November/5-11/1998 Discusses issues surrounding the transportation of children to area schools.

8. Doubts Surface about Existing Rails Doubts Surface about Existing Rails June 4, 2007 Discussion about using existing rail lines between Kansas City and its suburbs and commuter trains or express buses as opposed to the light rail plan approved by voters. Includes map of possible commuter...

9. End of Electric Transit Era End of Electric Transit Era January 4, 1959 Photo and caption about the end and history of the city's electric street cars, with history since 1884.

10. MAX Birthday Four Months Off MAX Birthday Four Months Off March 2, 2005 The new MAX rapid transit vechicles will have a blue and white color scheme. The "BRT" line, Bus Rapid Transit, comes to this area as the result of a $2,061,464 grant from the Federal Transit Administration....

11. New Bus Service Promises Rapid Without the Rail New Bus Service Promises Rapid Without the Rail July 23, 2005 A new bus service called the Metro Area Express, or MAX for short, began July 24, 2005. It's designed to run faster because it will run in a designated lane, have fewer stops, and is able to control red...

12. No. 1 Bus Driver Retires After 53 Years of Service No. 1 Bus Driver Retires After 53 Years of Service January/1/1970 Story about Harry Edwards, who after 53 years of driving a bus, retires. His cap had a number one on it indicating his seniority among the drivers. He began driving street cars in 1916 and started for...

13. Open Bid for Bus Fare Hike Open Bid for Bus Fare Hike January/3/1958 Notice of the increase in bus fare by the Kansas City Public Service Company from $0.20 in cash to $0.25 in tokens, among other changes designed to increase needed revenues.

14. Public Transit Has Taken Intriguing Forms Public Transit Has Taken Intriguing Forms July/17/1964 History of public transportation systems in Kansas City, including across hills steep enough to kill horses pulling street cars over them.

15. The Passing Street Car The Passing Street Car October 29, 1956 30 years ago Kansas City had 800 street cars. Next July it will have none.. .After the war, the Brooklyn and Woodland lines and others were given over to tires instead of tracks. Recently the transition...

16. Tragedy, Trauma in Liberty Tragedy, Trauma in Liberty May 10, 2005 Coverage of a May 9, 2005 school bus crash in Liberty, Missouri, which killed two adults and injured 23 children, two critically. The collision took place at about 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Missouri...

17. Transportation Kansas City Transportation Kansas City 1945-1974 A collection of 90 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times centered on the history of the different types of street cars in Kansas City, the end of streetcar...