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61. 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...

62. Jitney Transportation Company Jitney Transportation Company N.d. Folder includes the Kansas City Jitney Transportation Company published schedule for the week ending Feb.6, n.d. The publication contains many advertisements dealing with automobile needs and accessories....

63. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Photos, maps, and information on the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, a metropolitan system of buses for public transportation.

64. 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...

65. 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.

66. 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)...

67. Kansas City Mass Transit Kansas City Mass Transit File contains clippings, brochures, newsletters, etc. about Kansas City public transportation.

68. Kansas City Transportation Guide Kansas City Transportation Guide 1935 Brochure describing the public transportation system in Kansas City. One side is a street map showing the bus and street car routes, and including an index to points of interest. Reverse side contains...

69. 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...

70. 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...

71. MAX Birthday Four Months Off MAX Birthday Four Months Off March 2, 2005 The new MAX rapid transit vechicles will have a blue and white color scheme. The "BRT" line, Bus Rapid Transit, comes to this area as the result of a $2,061,464 grant from the Federal Transit Administration....

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. Missouri Pacific Trailways Bus Missouri Pacific Trailways Bus Full side view of Missouri Pacific Trailways bus in garage.

75. Motor Bus Motor Bus October 1955 Left to right: Orville W. Anderson, Downtown Committee; Dan Freiling, K. C. Public Service Company; N. E. Paton, Secretary, South Central Business Association; Webster Withers, Jr., Withers Estate Company;...

76. 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...

77. No. 1 Bus Driver Retires After 53 Years of Service No. 1 Bus Driver Retires After 53 Years of Service January/1/1970 Story about Harry Edwards, who after 53 years of driving a bus, retires. His cap had a number one on it indicating his seniority among the drivers. He began driving street cars in 1916 and started for...

78. Official Map of Greater Kansas City Official Map of Greater Kansas City 1942 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...

79. Open Bid for Bus Fare Hike Open Bid for Bus Fare Hike January/3/1958 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.

80. Parked City Bus Parked City Bus Full side view of city bus.