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 12 4711 Orofino-Lewiston Gaffney Stage/Clearwater Stage 20 552A Yellowstone-Idaho Falls OGL Beehive Stages 1929 UPS 26 4556 Jackson-Idaho Falls Star Valley-Jackson Stages 26 4808 Pocatello-Arco Salmon River Stages 30 500 500 Salt L. C.-Twin Falls OGL Beehive Stages 1929 CGMC 30 500 500 Twin Falls-Ontario OGL Blue Mountain 1929 CGMC 30 7784 Salt Lake City-Boise PT(T) 1945 --------------- 1945 PT 30 7784 Boise-Ontario PT(T) Gem State Stage 1935 PT 89 Afton WY-Montpelier Haderlie Bus Lines 89 Montpelier-Logan UT Bear Lake Stages 91 552A Idaho Falls-Salt L. C. OGL Beehive Stages 1929 UPS 93 4808 Salmon-Arco Salmon River Stages 93 Arco-Twin Falls Sun Valley Stages 95 4752 Eastport-Coeur D'Alene NWG 1924 Auto Interurban 1940 WMC 95 Coeur D'Alene-Moscow Matthews Bus Line 95 Moscow-Grangeville OGL 95 7842 4587 Lewiston-New Meadows Northwestern Stage Lines 95 New Meadows-Weiser Northwestern Stage LinesRussell'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)".
Over the years, certain Greyhound or Trailways or other routes were sold to the following independent bus companies, identified by the following Russell's Guide table numbers.
4752 Empire Lines 7842 Northwestern Trailways
Northwest Greyhound Lines (NWG) - incorporated 1947, acquiring Washington Motor Coach Co. (WMC) which had been incorporated 1924 as Yakima Northern Stages, renamed 1926 to Washington Motor Coach Co. In 1956 acquired Auto Interurban Co., which had been incorporated in 1920, and over the years gradually sold routes to various Greyhound predecessors. Northwest Greyhound Lines was consolidated in 1957 into Western Division of Greyhound.