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 2 885 Grand Forks-Minot NGL Checker Trans. 1938 NGL 2 942 Minot-Williston Interstate Transportation Co. 10 509 Fargo-Jamestown NGL Can.-Amer. Tr. 1934 NGL 10 509 Jamestown-Bismarck NGL Interstate Tr. 1934 NGL 10 509 Bismarck-Glendive NGL 1933 --------------- 1933 NGL 52 951 Jamestown-Minot NGL 52 942 Minot-Portal Interstate Transportation Co. C 751 513 Winnipeg-Pembina NGL Can.-Amer. Tr. 1935 NGL 81 751 513 Pembina-Fargo NGL Can.-Amer. Tr. 1935 NGL 81 Fargo-Howard SD Tri State Bus Lines 83 Westhope-Minot Interstate Transportation Co. 83 942 Minot-Bismarck Interstate Transportation Co. 83 946 Bismarck-Selby SD Interstate Transp./NODAK Stages 281 Devils Lake-Carrington Honker 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 routes were sold to the following independent bus companies, identified by the following Russell's Guide table numbers.
751 Jefferson Lines 885 Star Bus Lines 951 Jet-Base Shortway