The Motor Bus in Local Transportation

Archive Report

Status of the Electric Railway Industry

Attitude of Street Railways Toward the Motor Bus

The motor bus during recent years has become an increasingly important factor in local, as well as intercity and interstate, transportation. In all the principal cities of the country it is now used to greater or less extent, chiefly as a supplementary transport agency. In more than 200 communities, most of them of less than 50,000 population, street railway operations have been entirely abandoned and the whole burden of local mass transportation taken over by buses.

Street car companies have gone into the new field on an extensive scale, the great proportion of buses in city service now being operated by those companies or in coördination with the rail vehicles. By undertaking bus ...

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