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$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."
28 Years of Cable Cars in Kansas City
Article about the history and unique facts about cable cars and street railways other than the electric type in Kansas City, detailing each company, with photos.
Building Good Employee Relations in Kansas City
Article explaining the organization of management of the Kansas City Railways company, especially pertaining to maintaining employee satisfaction, with flow charts and graphs.
City Transit Summed Up: New Traffic Signals in Kansas City, Mo. [and] Which Sells Better--Don't Walk or Wait?
Photos and articles about the new traffic signals in Downtown Kansas City for improved safety and transportation of pedestrians competing with automobiles and streetcars, especially at the following intersections:...
City-Wide Library Week
Illustration and article about the "city-wide 'Visit Your Library' Week" at the Kansas City Public Library, headed by "Miss Irene Gentry, acting librarian," and involving the following people and institutions...
Electric Railway Trainman
Third volume of the magazine (formerly called the National Motorman and Conductor in the first two volumes) with photos, illustrations, and information on the Kansas City street railways and their operators,...
Handling Doubled Traffic with Dispatch
Article about the management of heavy traffic in such large crowds as the American Legion Convention at the Liberty Memorial in 1921, 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...
Interurban to Westport
Article about the history of horse and mule-drawn street cars and other early "communications between Westport and its port city of Kansas City, four miles away," starting in 1850, including the Kansas...
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 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)...
Kansas City Railway Gains Public Favor
Article about the gaining of public favor by the Kansas City Railways company to facilitate better business, with cartoons and copies of newspaper clippings.
Kansas City Reorganizes Distribution System
Article with map, tables, and diagrams showing the reorganization plan for street car transportation routes in the city.
Micheal Toohey Kept Folks 'Wide Awake' at the Junction
Photo and biographical article about Michael Toohey, or Wide Awake Toohey, a watchman (and Union Civil War veteran) at the Junction of 9th, Main and Delaware Streets (for cable cars, streetcars and pedestrians)...
Article about wage strikes at Kansas City Public Service Company, leading to complications with public transportation by bus and street car.
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.
New Two-Car Trains Are Now in Operation
Article about the new two-car trains introduced to Kansas City street railways, with photos.
Nicking Street Car Riders' Nickels
Photo and biographical article about Brigadier-General E. M. Stayton, "Kansas City street railway commissioner," resident of Independence, and former teacher in Independence starting in 1907. Description...
Our Street Car System
Article details out where many of the streetcar lines are currently running as well as areas where future growth is expected. It mentions the Heim Electric line and the Leavenworth Electric line. Also...
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