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1. Fidelity National Bank Fidelity National Bank 2 postcards of the old and new Fidelity National Bank buildings

2. 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...

3. Transportation Kansas City Transportation Kansas City 1945-1974 A collection of 90 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times centered on the history of the different types of street cars in Kansas City, the end of streetcar...

4. New Bus Service Promises Rapid Without the Rail New Bus Service Promises Rapid Without the Rail July 23, 2005 A new bus service called the Metro Area Express, or MAX for short, began July 24, 2005. It's designed to run faster because it will run in a designated lane, have fewer stops, and is able to control red...

5. Area Bus System Sees More Riders 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,...

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. 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,"...

8. What Co-Ordinated Transportation Has Done for Kansas City What Co-Ordinated Transportation Has Done for Kansas City September//1935 Article about the improvements to public transportation brought to Kansas City with a new bus policy in 1931 by the Kansas City Public Service Company, supplementing the street car routes and older bus...

9. $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."

10. 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....

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. Metro: Catch It if You Can Metro: Catch It if You Can July 1979 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.

13. 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...

14. Two Stage Lines Share City Terminal and Shops: Favorable Location of Terminal in Heart of Kansas City Two Stage Lines Share City Terminal and Shops: Favorable Location of Terminal in Heart of Kansas City (Mo.). .. May//1924 Article about the Union Bus Depot across from the Baltimore Hotel, home of both the Inter-State Stage Line and the White Transportation Company.

15. Missouri Muddle Missouri Muddle May/6/1950 Article about wage strikes at Kansas City Public Service Company, leading to complications with public transportation by bus and street car.

16. Bus, Tragic Bus Bus, Tragic Bus May 29-June 4, 2003 Article describes Kansas City filmmaker Ben Meade's latest documentary "Das Bus," an offbeat look at public transit in Kansas City. The film includes interviews with bus drivers, bus passengers, people...

17. Linking the Region Linking the Region 2006 Article discusses the importance of mass transit in linking parts of the bistate Kansas City region. It discusses initiatives such as the "Smart Moves" regional transit plan, "Freeway Flyers", and "Rapid...

18. Mapping the Past Mapping the Past 2006 Article gives a history of the KCCC&ST, or Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph, Railway Company. Completed in 1913 and flourishing from then until the mid-1920s, the Interurban was made obsolete by...

19. Squire Inquiry: Bussing In. .. Squire Inquiry: Bussing In. .. November//1968 Article on the "bussing in" program at Bingham Junior High School, a desegregated public school, describing the school's problems with overcrowding and race relations with students newly bussed in together,...

20. Crazy Train Crazy Train October 26-November 1, 2006 Article profiling community activist Clay Chastain and his quest to bring a light rail transit system to Kansas City. Includes information about the Smart Moves regional transportation plan, under development...