Color coded map shows intercity bus routes in existence in 1976.
Blue indicates Greyhound, red indicates Trailways. Additional colors indicate significant independent bus companies, and are identified with labels. Black indicates smaller independent companies.
Thin blue or red lines indicate routes which were once part of Greyhound or Trailways, but later transferred to independent bus companies.
Beginning in 1917, intrastate bus service was regulated by the California Railroad Commission, later the California Public Utilities Commission.
Additional Trailways Companies
Additional Bus Companies
Early Certificates of Convenience and Necessity
Bus companies listed in reports of the California Railroad Commission.
Obscure Interurban/Intercity Bus Companies
The most obscure bus companies, not listed in the Russell's Guide but mentioned in the 1952 Mass Transportation's Directory, or sometimes mentioned in the WPA Federal Writers Project/American Guide Series books.