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1. $3,335,000 Program for Kansas City $3,335,000 Program for Kansas City July//1938 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."

2. Cable Cars--An Adventure: City's Early Day Transit Line Ran along Old 'Ninth Street' Incline Cable Cars--An Adventure: City's Early Day Transit Line Ran along Old 'Ninth Street' Incline December//1978 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.

3. 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.

4. From "Hay-Burner" to Streamliner From "Hay-Burner" to Streamliner 1950 History with illustrations of the public transportation system, since 1869, from "horse car" lines to street cars and trolley buses to motor buses, located at 728 Delaware Street.

5. How Mass Transportation Is Conducted in Greater Kansas City: The "Heart of America" How Mass Transportation Is Conducted in Greater Kansas City: The "Heart of America" November//1940 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...

6. Kansas City Enlarges Its Bus System Kansas City Enlarges Its Bus System March//1935 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.

7. Kansas City Has Had Transit System since the Civil War Kansas City Has Had Transit System since the Civil War August//1971 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)...

8. Kansas City Transportation Guide Kansas City Transportation Guide 1935 Brochure describing the public transportation system in Kansas City. One side is a street map showing the bus and street car routes, and including an index to points of interest. Reverse side contains...

9. Super Colossal, Say Kansas Citians Super Colossal, Say Kansas Citians August//1941 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....

10. 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...

11. Uncle Sam Delivers a Trolley Bus Uncle Sam Delivers a Trolley Bus April//1940 Article about the latest addition of 44 new "trolley buses," along with information about their three-year history in Kansas City, with photos.

12. What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City What's Happening to Transit. ..in Kansas City May//1937 Article about the financial restructuring of the Kansas City Public Service Company to facilitate a "$3,000,000 improvement program. ..including purchase of new street cars, trolley buses, and gas buses,"...