INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

FLORIDA

Florida Greyhound Lines and Tamiami Trailways were the most significant bus companies in Florida.


1976 MAP

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.




US    2005/1976     Cities    Greyhound or   Year     Original   Year     Consol-
Hwy.  Russell's     Served    Trailways      Intro-   Company    Consol-  idated
No.   Guide                   Company or     duced               idated   Company
      Table                   Division

  1      8090  Jacksonville-Daytona B.   TTT(T)  1959  ---------------  1959 TTT
  1  416  170  Jacksonville-W. Palm B.   FGL     1921  ---------------  1921 FGL
  1  416  170  West Palm Beach-Miami     FGL     1914  White Star Auto  1919 FGL
  1      8090  West Palm Beach-Miami     TTT(T)  1959  ---------------  1959 TTT
  1  414  174  Miami-Homestead           FGL     1914  Clyde Passenger  1919 FGL
  1  414  174  Homestead-Key West        FGL     1936  ---------------  1936 FGL
 17       165  Jacksonville-Palatka      FGL           Clark's Bus      1931 FGL
 17       165  Palatka-Deland            FGL           Blue Bus Lines   1931 FGL
 17      8093  Lakeland-Punta Gorda      TTT(T)        ---------------       TTT
 19  403 8095  Tallahassee-Lebanon       TTT(T)  1937  ---------------  1937 TTT
 19  403  173  Tallahassee-Homosassa S.  FGL     1940  ---------------  1940 FGL
 19  403       Homosassa-Weeki Wachee    FGL     1940  ---------------  1940 FGL
 19  403 3537  Weeki Wachee-St. Pete.    FGL     1940  ---------------  1940 FGL
 27       173  Tallahassee-High Springs  FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
 27            High Springs-Archer       FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
 27       172  Archer-Williston          FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
 27       172  Williston-Ocala           FGL     1946  ---------------  1946 FGL
 27      8091  Clewson-Fort Lauderdale   TTT(T)  1928  ---------------  1928 TTT
 27       175  Winter Haven-Miami        FGL     1925  White Bus Line   1926 FGL
 41      8092  Lake City-Dunnellon       TTT(T)  1949  ---------------  1949 TTT
 41      8095  Dunnellon-Tampa           TTT(T)  1937  ---------------  1937 TTT
 41       173  Williston-Tampa           FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
 41  410  175  Tampa-Naples              FGL
 41  410 8098  Tampa-Fort Myers          TTT(T)  1928  ---------------  1928 TTT
 41  410 8098  Ft. Myers-Naples          TTT(T)  1922  Collier          1928 TTT
 41      8098  Naples-Miami              TTT(T)  1928  ---------------  1928 TTT
 90  418  420  Jacksonville-Marianna     SEG     1928  Union Bus Co.    1941 SEG
 90  418  420  Marianna FL-Pensacola     TGL           West Coast       1929 TGL
 92      8090  Daytona Beach-Orlando     TTT(T)  1959  ---------------  1959 TTT
 92  406  165  Daytona B.-Winter Garden  FGL     1922  Orange Belt      1925 FGL
 92  406  165  Winter Garden-Lakeland    FGL     1924  ---------------  1924 FGL
 92       175  Lakeland-Tampa            FGL     1921  White Bus Line   1926 FGL
 98       175  West Palm Beach-Sebring   FGL     1925  White Bus Line   1926 FGL
 98      8100  Crawfordville-Panama C.   MTR(T)        St. Andrews Bay  1944 MTR
 98  418 8100  Panama City-Pensacola     MTR(T)        St. Andrews Bay  1944 MTR
192            Melbourne-Leesburg        FGL     1946  ---------------  1946 FGL
231  418  186  Marianna-Panama City      SEG     1929  Alaga Coach      1949 SEG
301       172  Jacksonville-Waldo        FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
301  403  172  Ocala-Tampa               FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
301      8094  Tampa-Sarasota            TTT(T)
441  403  173  High Springs-Ocala        FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
441  403  173  Ocala-Orlando             FGL           Orange Belt      1925 FGL
441      8091  Orlando-West Palm Beach   TTT(T)  1928  ---------------  1928 TTT
  S       166  Dunnellon-Daytona Beach   FGL
  S       172  Waldo-Gainesville         FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
  S       172  Ocala-Dunnellon           FGL           Union Bus Co.    1935 FGL
  S       173  Suwanee R.-Gainesville    FGL           Seminole Coach   1938 FGL
  T  410  175  Naples-Fort Lauderdale    FGL
  S            Cedar Key-St. Augustine   FGL           Gator Motor L.   1941 FGL
  S  416  170  Titusville-Orlando        FGL     1924  ---------------  1924 FGL
  T  416 8090  Orlando-West Palm Beach   TTT(T)  1959  ---------------  1959 TTT
  S      8091  Fort Myers-Clewson        TTT(T)  1928  ---------------  1928 TTT
  S      8092  Jacksonville-Gainesville  TTT(T)  1959  ---------------  1959 TTT
  S      8093  Lakeland-Tampa            TTT(T)  1928  ---------------  1928 TTT
  S      8095  Chiefland-Gainesville     TTT(T)
  S      8095  Lebanon-Dunnellon         TTT(T)  1937  ---------------  1937 TTT
  S      8098  Naples-Fort Lauderdale    TTT(T)  1968  ---------------  1968 TTT
  S            Eufaula-Tallahassee       TTT(T)        Georgia-Alabama  1939 TTT
  S      8099  Florala-Fort Walton       CS(T)
  S      8100  Tallahassee-Crawfordv.    MTR(T)        St. Andrews Bay  1944 MTR
  S            Blountstown-Marianna      MTR(T)
  S            Marianna-Panama City      MTR(T)
  S            Dothan-Panama City        MTR(T)        St. Andrews Bay  1944 MTR


Russell's Guide Table Numbers

Greyhound tables had numbers below 700, while Trailways tables had numbers above 7000. Table numbers in between were independent bus companies. Although Greyhound Lines of Canada, not covered here, had tables numbered in the low 700's.

Where no table number is indicated, service had been discontinued by then.

Further clues on Greyhound or Trailways affiliations are the presence of a "G" or a "T" in a company abbreviation. Trailways company abbreviations are followed by a "(T)". While abbreviations of certain Greyhound companies not obviously "Greyhound" in name are followed by a "(G)".

One Greyhound route was eventually sold to Gulf Coast Motor Lines, identified by Russell's Guide table number 3537.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Florida Greyhound Lines (FGL) - incorporated 1946, acquiring Florida Motor Lines, which had been incorporated in 1919 as Florida Motor Transportation Co., renamed 1926 to Florida Motor Lines. Consolidated 1957 into Southeastern Greyhound Lines, consolidated 1960 into Southern Division of Greyhound.

Southeastern Greyhound Lines (SEG) - incorporated 1926 as Consolidated Coach Corp., in 1931 began operating under name Southeastern Greyhound Lines, officially renamed 1936 to Southeastern Greyhound Lines, consolidated 1960 into Southern Division of Greyhound.

Teche Greyhound Lines (TGL) - incorporated 1920 as Teche Transfer Co., renamed 1930 to Teche Lines, in 1932 began operating under name Teche Greyhound Lines, officially renamed 1941 to Teche Greyhound Lines, consolidated 1960 into Southern Division of Greyhound.


TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Tamiami Trail Tours/Tamiami Trailways (TTT) - formed 1922 as Collier West Coast Motor Lines, incorporated 1924 as Tamiami Trail Tours, in 1938 joined Trailways, sold 1975 to Continental Trailways.

Coastal Stages (CS) - 1957-1966 was a Trailways member.

Modern Coach Corp./Modern Trailways (MTR) - formed 1930's as Ader Coach Lines, incorporated 1936 as Georgia Stages, in 1938 joined Trailways under name Georgia Trailways, in 1944 acquired St. Andrews Bay Transportation Co. which since 1939 was Trailways member under name Bay Line Trailways, in 1946 renamed Modern Coach Corp. and operated as Modern Trailways, sold 1956 to Tamiami Trail Tours, sold 1975 to Continental Trailways.


INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Further information on the significant independent bus companies, serving Florida.


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