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John a Miller
Harold S Buttenheim
D B Eyer
The Don Bryans Studio
$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."
8th Street and Delaware
A snowy, wintery street scene identified as 8th and Delaware. Weather has caused a traffic jam. An overhead transit bridge shows the Kansas City Public Service Company logo and slogan: "Safe Dependable...
Bus Jobs to 5 Negroes: New Policy at Public Service Company
First black drivers to be hired by the Kansas City Public Service Company, starting operating buses yesterday.
Donald B. Eyer
Portrait of Donald B. Eyer, President of the Kansas City Public Service Company. He spoke at the March 8, 1960 noon luncheon. See Scrapbook #36, 1960, page 22.
From "Hay-Burner" to Streamliner
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.
Growing Pains and Zone Fares: Kansas City Tries "Dry Run" to Test Zone Fare System
Article about the testing of a bus fare based on length of travel, rather than the usual "universal fare," due to rising operating costs, with photos.
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 Power & Light Company and the Kansas City Public Service Company Finances
December 12, 1936
Tables and other information about the finances of the Kansas City Power & Light Company and the Kansas City Public Service Company, the latter with more information about its reorganization plan for bus...
Kansas City Public Service Building
Full frontal and side view of Kansas City Public Service Building, located at 131st and Holmes.
Kansas City Reorganizes Distribution System
Article with map, tables, and diagrams showing the reorganization plan for street car transportation routes in the city.
Kansas City Transportation
Folder contains an assortment of brochures, flyers, reports, etc. Includes a transit map and guide of greater Kansas City for 1957, several old transfer tickets and a strike notice involving the employees...
Article about wage strikes at Kansas City Public Service Company, leading to complications with public transportation by bus and street car.
MSRy Corporate History
A two page flow chart that displays the corporate history of the Metropolitan Street Railway from 1860 through 1926. The various street railway companies that were consolidated into the Kansas City Public...
Nearly Everybody Likes Kansas City's New Trolleys
Brief article about the new service of "heavy-traffic Troost Avenue" with "two dozeen new streamlined street cars," with photo.
New Street Cars for Kansas City, Mo.
Brief article about the implementation of the Kansas City Public Service Company's new, "streamline" generation of street cars, with photos of both old and new types.
Open Bid for Bus Fare Hike
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.
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page p023
A portion of Kansas City from W. 7th Street south to W. 9th Street and from Baltimore east to Delaware, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page with adjoining...
Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 1, 1909-1938, Page p032
A portion of Kansas City from W. 9th Street south to W. 11th Street and from Pennsylvania Avenue east to Broadway, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...
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