KANSAS CITY TRANSIT
Official Web site of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.
In 1969, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority became responsible for all public transportation in the Kansas City area, acquiring Kansas City Transit, and various bus companies operating in the suburbs. The last streetcars ran in 1957, and trolleybuses operated from 1938 to 1959.
Several individual streetcar companies were eventually consolidated into a single company, prior to conversion to buses.
How the electric railways and private bus companies evolved into today's bus system within Kansas City.
Several transit routes evolved from services provided by independent operators in various suburbs.
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (Wikipedia)
Information from various sources, including the November 1975 issue of the magazine "Motor Coach Age", the Poor's and the Moody investment manuals, and "The Trolley And Interurban Directory", by Joseph Gross.
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