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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Another One Bites the Dust
June 19, 2005
Trailways Bus Terminal at 10th and McGee Streets razed in 1997.
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,...
Bus at Stop
Bus with driver stopped at a bus stop, exact location unknown. Bus is marked #3 and #448, with a sign that says "Union Sta., Paseo-Meyer" and "Armour-Paseo."
Bus Grant Accepted: Stage All Set to Begin Operations in Kansas City with 60-Car Fleet--Negotiations Ended
Discussion about plans for a fleet of 60 buses complete with modern garage to be operational in July of 1925.
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.
Bus Shelter and Bus
View of a Metro bus pulling up to shelter with waiting passengers. The stop is located east of the Country Club Plaza, just north 47th & Main.
Buses to Compete with Private Automobiles in Kansas City
Drawings, map, and discussions about bus routes and their mechanical safety devices.
Central Industrial District, Kansas City, U.S.A.
Map of central industrial district area including Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. Shows stockyards, railroad yards, railroad lines, freight...
Comprehensive Bus Service in Kansas City
Map of routes, discussion with statistics, and photos and drawings of bus arrangements.
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.
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
Photos, maps, and information on the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, a metropolitan system of buses for public transportation.
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 Transportation
KC Zone is Big Stimulus Winner
February 18, 2010
The Kansas City area was recently awarded $50 million of Federal stimulus funds for various bus and street projects. The largest amount--$26.2 million--went to the "Green Impact Zone," an environmentally...
Mayor's Transit Idea Mapped Out
May 28, 2008
Mayor Mark Funkhouser of Kansas City released a $1.2 billion plan that "includes five different types of transit services, including light rail and modern streetcars through downtown, an east-west express...
Metro: Catch It if You Can
Article about the public bus transportation system in Kansas City and its increasing usage with rising gasoline prices during "the Energy Crisis of 1979," with photos.
No. 1 Bus Driver Retires after 53 Years
Review of the career of Edwards, first in seniority with the bus driver system. He began driving street cars in 1916 for 10 hours a day.
Official Map of Greater Kansas City
Map of Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, and North Kansas City indicating streets, motor coach lines and street railway lines. Reverse side includes a map of U.S. highways and state highways...
Selecting a Catalyst for Bus Stop Art
November 21, 2010
Picture and article talks about the sculpture “Catalyst” by Kansas City artist Matt Dehaemers installed at the MAX bus stop at 31st and Troost Avenue. The sculpture is a 30-foot-tall aluminum and steel...
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