The motor transportation problem in Missouri has become acute within the last two years, especially over the routes between St. Louis and Kansas City. Pricecutting by competing carriers has constituted a veritable rate war, the most emphatic evidence of which is revealed in accepting in lieu of the published 87 one-way fare, for the 280 miles, the sum of 75 cents., Such conduct was not only injurious to the motor carriers, but detrimental to the railroads serving the same territory. The seriousness of the situation was recognized by the legislature in 1927, and the Motor Bus Act is the result.
John J. George,
Motor Carrier Regulation in Missouri,
40 Bulletin Law Series.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/ls/vol40/iss1/5