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1. A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC January 11, 2011 A $1.8 million federal grant awarded in December to Jackson County included $540,000 to study a two-mile streetcar line from Crown Center to the River Market. The "streetcar system could be built for as...

2. All Aboard? All Aboard? December 6-12, 2012 Article describes controversial issues surrounding the downtown streetcar plan that was passed by the City Council and became the subject of a special election in 2012. The origin of the plan is traced...

3. Building Good Employee Relations in Kansas City Building Good Employee Relations in Kansas City January/12/1924 Article explaining the organization of management of the Kansas City Railways company, especially pertaining to maintaining employee satisfaction, with flow charts and graphs.

4. Cable Cars in Kansas City Cable Cars in Kansas City [1969] A 10 page typewritten paper on the history of cable cars in Kansas City from their introduction in 1885 to discontinuation in 1913, with details about their construction and operation as early streetcars....

5. City Transit Summed Up: New Traffic Signals in Kansas City, Mo. [and] Which Sells Better--Don't Walk City Transit Summed Up: New Traffic Signals in Kansas City, Mo. [and] Which Sells Better--Don't Walk or Wait? February//1950 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:...

6. Electric Railway Trainman Electric Railway Trainman June-May//1911-1912 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,...

7. Electric Transit Era Near End Electric Transit Era Near End January/1/1959

8. Electric Trolley Electric Trolley World's first electric trolley car invented and operated in Kansas City by John C. Henry in 1885, replacing non-electric trolleys by 1913 and quitting themselves in 1959.First application of the word,...

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. Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close Era of Street Car Draws Near Its Close June/16/1957 Article about the end of Kansas City's street car transportation.

11. Handling Doubled Traffic with Dispatch Handling Doubled Traffic with Dispatch November/26/1921 Article about the management of heavy traffic in such large crowds as the American Legion Convention at the Liberty Memorial in 1921, with photos.

12. Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City 2006 This book contains information concerning the interurban railway lines in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are: Kansas City, Leavenworth & Western (the Leavenworth Line); Kansas City, Lawrence...

13. History of Kansas City, Missouri History of Kansas City, Missouri 1888 Chapter about Kansas City's street railway system and various street railway companies, with photos of prominent people in the system.

14. Hobbyists Travel Far to Take Last Street Car Hobbyists Travel Far to Take Last Street Car June/23/1957 Article about the photograph-heavy visitation by the Central Electric Railfans association from Chicago of the last street car rides in Kansas City.

15. 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...

16. In Kansas City This Week In Kansas City This Week February-November/7-18/1908-1911 Listings of street car routes in the periodical starting with the February 7-13 issue.

17. Interurban to Westport Interurban to Westport March//1969 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...

18. Kansas City Builds for the Future: Twenty Years Experience Proves Desirability of Employe [sic] Representation Kansas City Builds for the Future: Twenty Years Experience Proves Desirability of Employe [sic] Representation Plan, Originated in Kansas City. .. November//1938 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...

19. 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)...

20. Kansas City Reorganizes Distribution System Kansas City Reorganizes Distribution System September//1931 Article with map, tables, and diagrams showing the reorganization plan for street car transportation routes in the city.