TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MISSOURI

KANSAS CITY AREA


KANSAS CITY/HISTORIC DETAIL

Transit History
Route History
Suburban Lines


Kansas City

Horse Car
1870-1895 - several companies
1890-1898 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars
1887-1895 - operated steam dummy
1886-1913 - operated cable cars

1895-1903 - Metropolitan Street Railway Co.
1903-1914 - Kansas City Railway & Light Co.
1914-1925 - Kansas City Railway Co.
1925-1960 - Kansas City Public Service Co.
1925 - buses introduced
1957 - streetcars discontinued
1938-1959 - operated trolleybuses

1960-1969 - Kansas City Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1969)
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority


NEWER TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Johnson County Transit (since 1980)
IndeBus (Independence MO/since 2012)


HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY (MISSOURI)
Kansas City-St. Joseph/Excelsior Springs
1913-1933 - Kansas City Clay County & St. Joseph Railway Co.

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by Overland Greyhound Lines

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines:
Crown Coach Co.
Finley-Shotwell Bus Lines (to Raytown and Holden, until 1968)

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAYS (KANSAS)
Operated in several directions from Kansas City


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