EARLY BUS AND AUTO STAGE LINES

ILLINOIS


CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY/20000-29999

Certificates granted by the Illinois Commerce Commission.


Case No.   Date Certificate Granted   Applicant                Route

20023   Jun. 26, 1930   Chicago & West Towns Railway Co.
                             Purchased Speedway Auto Bus Co.
20040   Jun. 26, 1930   Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.
                             Discontinuance granted several routes
20042   Jul.  9, 1930   Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric Co.  Aurora
20043   Apr. 29, 1931   St. Louis Red Bud & Chester Motor Bus  St. Louis-Ft. Chartres park
20050   Mar. 17, 1931   Blue Motor Coach Lines                 Morris-Princeton
20082   Jul.  9, 1930   Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.
                             Purchased Western Motor Coach Co./Northwestern Transit Co.
20173   Dec.  9, 1930   Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.           Elmhurst/2 routes
                             Discontinuance granted Jun. 11, 1931
20221   Dec.  9, 1930   Adams Coach Line                       Freeport-Savanna
                             Discontinued
20266   Jul. 29, 1930   Collinsville-Edwardsville Bus Co.      Collinsville-Edwardsville
                             Purchased Blue Goose Motor Coach Co. line
                             Revoked Feb.  4, 1931
20380   Jul. 21, 1931   Western Illinois Bus Lines             Jacksonville-Meredosia
20383   Jul. 14, 1931   Scenic Stage Line                      Hanover-Savanna-Fulton
20427   Sep.  8, 1931   Wabash Valley Transit Co.              Casey-Charleston
                             Discontinuance granted May   3, 1932
20483   May  12, 1931   Adams Coach Line                       Freeport-South Beloit
                             Revoked Mar. 14, 1933
20504   Jan.  6, 1931   Kankakee Electric Railway Co.          Kankakee
                             Revoked Jun. 22, 1932
20527   Dec. 22, 1930   Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric Co.  Elgin
20539   Dec. 18, 1930   Blue Motor Coach Lines
                             Purchased Peoria Bus Transportation Co.
20547   Apr.  8, 1931   Springfield-Taylorville Bus Line       Springfield-Taylorville
20561   Dec. 15, 1931   Blue Motor Coach Lines                 Wenona-Kankakee
20576   Dec. 22, 1930   Illinois Terminal Transportation Co.
                             Purchased several bus lines formerly electric railways
20579   Dec. 11, 1930   Black Hawk Motor Transit Co.
                             Purchased Brimfield Transfer Co.
20637   Mar.  4, 1931   Shore Line Motor Coach
                             Acquire Farina's Bus Line/Midwest Motor Coach routes
                             Sale to Chicago & Calumet District granted Jul.  8, 1941
20665   Apr.  8, 1931   Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.           Chicago-Milwaukee
                             Purchased from Chicago-Milwaukee Coach Lines
20672   Apr. 29, 1931   Chicago Hts. & Joliet Transp. Co.      Chicago Hts.-Olympia Fields
20690   Jul. 30, 1931   Leyden Motor Coach Co.
                             Restrictions lifted on local travel via Grand Ave.
                             (Wilcox Transp. Co. with local rights ceased Aug. 10, 1931)
20731   Jul. 14, 1931   Central Transportation Co. of Ill.     211th Street-Kankakee
20823   Jun.  2, 1931   Evanston & Niles Center Bus Co.        Skokie-Morton Grove
                             Discontinuance granted Jan. 20, 1932
20846   May  11, 1932   Burlington Transportation Co.          Peoria-Galesburg
20856   May  12, 1931   Baltz Motor Bus Co.                    Belleville-Mascoutah
                             Purchased from Superior Motor Bus Co.
20867   Apr. 23, 1931   Cannon Ball Coach Line                 Aurora-Chicago
                             Leased from Western Motor Coach Co./Metropolitan Motor Coach
20884   Apr. 29, 1931   Adams Coach Line                       Freeport-Dixon
                             Purchased from Blue Motor Coach Lines
20884   Apr. 29, 1931   Blue Motor Coach Lines
                             Discontinuance granted Mendota-Dixon
20952   May  27, 1931   Northland Greyhound Lines              Elgin-Chicago
                             Leased from Western Motor Coach Co./Metropolitan Motor Coach
20952   Jun.  9, 1937   Northland Greyhound Lines              Elgin-Chicago
                             Purchased from Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.
20964   Jun.  3, 1931   Egyptian Motor Lines
                             Purchased Egyptian Transportation System
20975   Mar.  9, 1932   Jacksonville Bus Line                  Jacksonville-Peoria
21140   Sep. 23, 1931   Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.           Chicago-Antioch (summers)
21171   Oct. 13, 1931   Tri-City Transportation Co.            Cairo-Mound City-Mounds
21195   Nov. 25, 1931   Southern Illinois Railway & Power Co.  Carrier Mills-Eldorado
                             Sale to Saline Bus Line granted Jul. 20, 1932
21240   Sep. 24, 1931   Terre Haute & Western Bus Line         Mattoon-Paris
                             Purchased from Central Illinois Traction Co.
21241   Dec.  8, 1931   Mattoon City Bus Line                  Mattoon
                             Purchased from Central Illinois Public Service Co.
21287   Nov.  9, 1932   Dundee Coach Lines                     Elgin/Dundee-Barrington
21293   Oct.  7, 1931   Illinois Greyhound Lines
                             Purchased Tri-State Bus Co.
21368   Mar. 30, 1932   Terre Haute & Western Bus Line         Mattoon-Decatur
21505   Jan. 21, 1932   Metropolis & Northern Motor Lines
                             Purchased Betourne Bus Line
21555   Feb.  3, 1932   Interstate Transit Lines
                             Purchased Pickwick-Greyhound Lines of Illinois
21555   Nov. 23, 1932   Interstate Transit Lines               Geneva-Chicago
                             Leased from Western Motor Coach Co./Metropolitan Motor Coach
21577   Feb. 17, 1932   Midland Trail Bus Line                 St. Louis-Lebanon
                             Purchased Blue Goose Motor Coach Co. line
                             Sale to Capitol Greyhound Lines granted Dec.  5, 1934
21582   Feb. 24, 1932   Illinois Terminal Transportation Co.   Alton
                             Purchased Alton Railway Co. line
                             Sale to Citizens Coach Co. granted Jul. 30, 1936
21583   Mar. 21, 1932   Southern Limited
                             Purchased Metropolis & Northern Motor Lines
21589   Apr.  6, 1932   Illinois Power & Light Corp.
                             Discontinuance granted Ottawa bus routes
21602   Feb. 24, 1932   Vandalia Bus Lines                     East St. Louis-Vandalia
                             Purchased Blue Goose Motor Coach Co. line
21618   Apr. 13, 1932   Illinois Power & Light Corp.
                             Discontinuance granted Galesburg-Abington
21649   Apr.  6, 1932   Valley Motor Bus                       Ottawa
                             Sale to Ottawa Safety Lines granted Feb. 14, 1945
21670   Jun. 20, 1934   South Suburban Safeway Lines
                             Reorganized from South Suburban Motor Coach Co.
21686   Mar. 30, 1932   Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines of Ill.   Effingham-IN State Line
                             Purchased from Wabash Valley Transit Co.
21690   May  12, 1932   East St. Louis Columbia & Waterloo Ry
                             Discontinuance granted St. Louis-Waterloo interurban
21690   May  12, 1932   St. Louis Red Bud & Chester Motor Bus  St. Louis-Waterloo
21702   May  11, 1932   Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines of Ill.   Effingham-St. Louis
21739   Jun. 23, 1932   Vandalia Bus Lines                     East St. Louis-Collinsville
                             Purchased Blue Goose Motor Coach Co. line
21753   Jul.  2, 1936   South West Towns Bus Line              Morton Grove-Lincoln Square
21799   Jun. 22, 1932   Kankakee Motor Coach Co.               Kankakee/3 routes
21891   Jul. 20, 1932   Saline Bus Line                        Carrier Mills-Eldorado
                             Purchased from Southern Illinois Railway & Power Co.
21896                   Scenic Stage Line                      Fulton-Rock Island
21981   Sep.  8, 1932   Central Illinois Bus Co.               Springfield-Petersburg
                             Purchased Illinois Greyhound Lines line
                             Sale to Santa Fe Trails of Illinois granted
22046   Oct. 13, 1932   Chicago Motor Coach Co.
                             Purchased Depot Motor Bus Co.
22062   Nov.  9, 1932   Blue Goose Motor Coach Co.             Belleville
                             Purchased East St. Louis & Suburban Railway Co. lines
22109   Jan.  5, 1933   Decatur Bus Lines                      Decatur-Gibson City
                             Sale to Blue Motor Coach Lines granted Jul.  2, 1935
22200   May   2, 1933   Decatur Bus Lines                      Raymond-Greenville
                             Sale to Blue Motor Coach Lines granted Jul.  2, 1935
22206   Jan. 24, 1933   Swallow Coach Co.
                             Purchased Reo Motor/Hoopeston-Danville/Danville-Terre Haute
22274   Jun.  6, 1933   Decatur Bus Lines                      Gibson City-Kankakee
                             Sale to Blue Motor Coach Lines granted Jul.  2, 1935
22368                   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois
22374   Jun. 29, 1933   Chicago & Joliet Transportation Co.    Joliet-Chicago
                             Sale to Bluebird Coach Lines granted Mar. 24, 1936

22427                   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois
22458   Jul. 13, 1933   Illinois Transit Lines                 Springfield-Rushville
22719                   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois
22829   Feb. 15, 1934   Galesburg City Lines
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
22949   Feb. 20, 1935   Illini Coach Co.                       Bloomington-Pekin
23028   Mar. 12, 1940   Burlington Transportation Co.          Aurora-Chicago
                             Purchased from Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.
23155   Jul. 27, 1934   Joliet City Lines
                             Purchased Chicago & Joliet Transportation Co. routes
        Aug. 20, 1934   Fox Valley Bus Lines
                             Formed as subsidiary of Aurora Elgin & Fox River Electric Co.
23155   Mar. 24, 1936   Bluebird Coach Lines
                             Purchased Chicago & Joliet Transportation Co. routes
23236   Apr. 11, 1935   Bellwood Transit Lines                 Bellwood-Westchester
                             Sale to Chicago & West Towns Railway granted Apr. 13, 1944
23352                   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois
23359   Dec.  5, 1934   Capitol Greyhound Lines
                             Purchased Midland Trail Bus Line
        Apr. 13, 1935   Dixie Greyhound Lines of Illinois
                             Renamed from Egyptian Transportation System
23536   Jul.  2, 1935   Blue Motor Coach Lines
                             Purchased National Coach Lines
                             (formerly Decatur Bus Lines)
23606   Aug. 22, 1935   Peoria-Rockford Bus Co.                Wenona-Bloomington
23607                   Lakeview Bus Co.                       Springfield-Lake Spr.
23612   May  22, 1935   Illinois Transit Lines                 Rushville-Monmouth
23694   Jul.  2, 1935   Illinois Transit Lines                 Springfield-Taylorville
23735   Nov. 16, 1935   Peoria-Rockford Bus Co.                Peoria-Fort Madison IA
                             Revoked Dec.  9, 1941
23744                   Bluebird Coach Lines                   Joliet-Chicago
23798   Oct. 22, 1935   Peoria-Rockford Bus Co.                Rockford-WI State Line
23811                   East St. Louis City Lines              East St. Louis
                             Purchased East St. Louis Railway Co.
23818   Aug. 22, 1935   Illinois Transit Lines                 Rock Island-Monmouth
23833   Oct. 24, 1935   Illinois Transit Lines                 Springfield-Danville
        Feb. 14, 1936   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois
                             Renamed from Blue Motor Coach Lines
23877                   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois
23920   Jun. 11, 1936   White Star Motor Coach Lines           Ottawa-Chicago
                             Sale to Illinois Greyhound Lines granted Dec. 16, 1936
24009   Jan. 15, 1936   Blue Motor Coach Lines                 Springfield-Athens

24034   Jul. 28, 1936   Illinois Transit Lines
                             Purchased Vermilion County Motor Bus/Cross Country Coach line
24036   Jul.  7, 1936   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois            Keokuk IA-Quincy-Hannibal
24246   Jul.  1, 1936   Wendt Motor Coach Line                 Keokuk IA-Hamilton-Warsaw
                             Sale to Jackson Bus Line granted Oct. 14, 1936
24433   Nov.  6, 1941   De Luxe Motor Stages of Illinois       Decatur-Litchfield
24445   Feb. 25, 1937   Wendt Motor Coach Line                 Keokuk IA-Quincy-Bluffs
24543   Jul. 30, 1936   Citizens Coach Co.                     Alton
                             Purchased Illinois Terminal Transportation Co. Alton lines
24548   Jul.  1, 1936   Peoria-Rockford Bus Co.                Minonk-Peoria
24689   Jun. 24, 1937   Illini Coach Co.                       Bloomington-Peoria
24764   Jan. 14, 1937   Black Hawk Motor Transit Co.           Sheffield-Dixon
24765   Nov.  6, 1941   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois            Decatur-Hillsboro
24782   Jul.  9, 1936   South Suburban Safeway Lines
                             Leased Gold Star Line
24888   Oct.  1, 1936   Quincy City Lines                      Quincy
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
24889   Dec.  2, 1936   Bloomington-Normal City Lines          Bloomington/Normal
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
24890   Oct.  1, 1936   Champaign-Urbana City Lines            Champaign/Urbana
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
24891   Nov. 25. 1936   Danville City Lines                    Danville
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
24893   Oct.  1, 1936   LaSalle-Peru City Lines                LaSalle/Peru
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
24894   Oct. 15, 1936   Kewanee City Lines                     Kewanee
                             Purchased Kewanee Public Service lines
25044   Feb.  9, 1937   Dixie Greyhound Lines of Illinois      Mount Vernon-Effingham
25060   Oct. 14, 1936   Jackson Bus Line
                             Purchased Wendt Motor Coach Line
25076   Oct.  6, 1936   Illini Coach Co.
                             Purchased Illinois Transit Lines lines
25147   Nov. 25. 1936   Decatur City Lines                     Decatur
                             Purchased Illinois Power & Light Corp. lines
25151   Dec. 16, 1936   Illinois Greyhound Lines
                             Purchased White Star Motor Coach Lines
25157   Jan. 15, 1937   Aurora-Elgin City Lines                Aurora/Elgin
                             Purchased Fox Valley Bus Lines
25307   May  26, 1937   Jacksonville Bus Line                  Jacksonville-Waverly-Alton
25343   Jul.  1, 1937   Jacksonville Bus Line                  Peoria-Jerseyville
25443   May  13, 1937   Mississippi Valley Lines               Savanna-Freeport
                             Sale to Scenic Stage Line granted Oct. 15, 1946
25469   Apr. 27, 1937   Reddy Cab Co.                          Jacksonville
25735   Jul. 14, 1937   Twin City Motor Coach                  Sterling-Rock Falls
                             Sale to Columbia Coach Lines Jan. 11, 1946
                             Revoked Sep. 26, 1946
25547   Jul.  1, 1937   Centralia-Belleville-St. Louis Coach   Belleville-Centralia
                             Sale to Belleville-St. Louis Coach Line granted Feb.  8, 1938
                             Sale to O'Fallon-Belleville Coach Co. granted May  22, 1940
25778   Jul.  1, 1937   American Coach Co.                     Waukegan-Antioch (summers)
                             Sale to Cardinal Lines granted Feb.  7, 1948
25778   Jul.  1, 1937   American Coach Co.                     Waukegan-Fox Lake (summers)
                             Sale to Cardinal Lines granted Feb.  7, 1948
25799   Jul.  1, 1937   Evanston Bus Co.
                             Merge Evanston & Niles Center Bus Co./Evanston Railway Co.
25874   Mar. 17, 1939   South Suburban Safeway Lines           Oak Forest-Tinley Park
                             Revoked Jun. 12, 1940
25887   Aug. 18, 1937   Willey Coach Lines                     West Chicago-Wheaton
                             Discontinuance granted Oct. 14, 1938
25949   Jul. 28, 1937   St. Clair Bus Line
                             Purchased Tri-City Bus Line
26044   Apr. 26, 1939   White Star Motor Coach Lines           Peoria-Farmington-Canton
26147   Nov.  2, 1937   Carbondale-Harrisburg Coach Line
                             Purchased Dixie Greyhound Lines lines
26263   Sep. 15, 1938   Schappi Bus Line                       Harvey-Calumet City via US6
26263   Sep. 15, 1938   Schappi Bus Line                       Dolton
26328   Sep. 15, 1938   South Suburban Safeway Lines           Dolton-Lansing
26488   Feb.  8, 1938   Belleville-St. Louis Coach Co.         Belleville-Centralia
                             Purchased Centralia-Belleville-St. Louis Coach Co.
                             Discontinuance granted Dec. 15, 1938 Carlyle-Centralia
26517   Dec. 20, 1938   St. Clair Bus Line                     East St. Louis-Du Quoin
26548   May   4, 1938   Travelstead Transportation Co.         Harrisburg-Wasson Mine
                             Sale to Harrisburg & Dorrisville Bus granted Jul.  9, 1941
26548   May   4, 1938   Travelstead Transportation Co.         Harrisburg-Bankston Mine
                             Sale to Harrisburg & Dorrisville Bus granted Jul.  9, 1941
26560   Apr. 27, 1938   Aurora City Lines
                             Renamed from Aurora-Elgin City Lines
26560   Apr. 27, 1938   Aurora-Elgin Bus Line
                             Purchased from Aurora City Lines
26561   Apr. 27, 1938   Elgin City Lines
                             Purchased from Aurora City Lines
26623   Jul. 12, 1938   Northland Greyhound Lines              Melrose Park-Des Plaines
26660   May  18, 1938   Belleville-St. Louis Coach Co.         Belleville-Swansea
                             Sale to O'Fallon-Belleville Coach Co. granted May  22, 1940
26754   Jul. 27, 1938   Cairo Motor Transit Corp.              Cairo
26781   Jun. 23, 1942   Bluebird Coach Lines                   Chicago-Maywood
26813   May  26, 1938   American Coach Co.                     Morton Grove-Lincoln Square
                             Purchased from Suburban Transit System
                             (formerly South West Towns Bus Line)
26850   Jul. 27, 1938   Suburban Transit System                Orland Park-Blue Island
                             Discontinuance granted Jan. 26, 1939
26863   Feb.  7, 1939   Dixie Greyhound Lines of Illinois      Carbondale-Cairo
26883   Jul. 12, 1938   Tri-City Transporation Co.
                             Discontinuance granted Cairo-Marion
27128   Oct. 11, 1939   Leyden Motor Coach Co.                 Elmhurst
27210   Sep. 16, 1938   Willett Co.                            Waukegan-North Chicago
27414   Feb.  7, 1939   Hall's City Lines                      Centralia
27470   Dec. 20, 1938   Jacksonville Bus Line
                             Purchased Pittsfield-Barry-Quincy Busway
27730   Jul. 26, 1939   St. Louis Red Bud & Chester Motor Bus  East St. Louis-Chester
                             Consolidation of earlier certificates
27732   May  10, 1939   Joliet Manhattan & Kankakee Transp.    Joliet-Aurora
                             Purchased from Joliet Plainfield & Aurora Trans. Co.
27793   Jun. 20, 1939   Santa Fe Trails of Illinois            Litchfield-Staunton
27813   Feb. 15, 1940   Leyden Motor Coach Co.                 Mannheim Road
27839   Feb. 15, 1940   Glenview Bus Co.                       Glenview-Wilmette
27938   Jun. 28, 1939   Cumberland Coaches                     Mattoon-Olney
27977   Jun. 18, 1941   Mobile & Ohio Transportation Co.       Cairo-East St. Louis
28007   Oct. 10, 1939   Carbondale-Harrisburg Coach Line       Cape Girardeau-Shawneetown
28104   Dec. 19, 1939   Tri-State Transit Co. of Louisiana     East St. Louis-Cairo
28331   Dec. 13, 1939   Bee-Line Transit Corp.                 Danville-Tilton
28331   Apr. 29, 1942   Bee-Line Transit Corp.                 Danville-Catlin
28389   Jan. 23, 1940   O'Fallon-Belleville Coach Co.          O'Fallon-Belleville
28696   Oct.  7, 1941   Burlington Transportation Co.          Chicago-La Grange
28722   May  22, 1940   O'Fallon-Belleville Coach Co.          Belleville-Carlyle
                             Purchased from Belleville-St. Louis Coach Co.
                             Discontinuance granted Mar. 24, 1942 Bartelso-Carlyle
28752   Apr. 24, 1940   South Suburban Safeway Lines
                             Purchased Chicago Heights Transportation Co.
28775   Feb. 13, 1941   Highway Bus Lines                      Irving Park-Schiller Park
28815   Mar. 18, 1941   Rock Island Motor Transit Co.          Peoria-Bureau
28879   Jul. 30, 1940   Burlington Transportation Co.          La Moille-Silvis
28969   Jul. 23, 1940   Interstate Transit Lines               Geneva-Chicago
                             Purchased from Metropolitan Motor Coach Co.
28997   Feb. 13, 1941   Leyden Motor Coach Co.                 Bensenville-Chicago
29203   Dec. 12, 1940   South Suburban Safeway Lines           Roseland-Blue Island
29258   Jan. 14, 1941   Mattoon Bus Line                       Mattoon
29271   Jan.  8, 1941   Illinois Highway Transportation Co.    Peoria-Decatur
29274   Dec. 20, 1940   Joliet City Lines                      Joliet-Elwood Ordnance
                             Sale to Ordnance Plant Bus Service granted Jan. 21, 1942
29420   Mar. 13, 1941   Bellwood Transit Lines                 Streator
29453   Jan. 16, 1941   Burlington Transportation Co.          Rockford-Camp Grant
29501   Dec. 11, 1941   Leyden Motor Coach Co.                 Elmhurst-Villa Park
29504   Mar. 18, 1941   Marion City Bus Co.                    Marion
29520   May  13, 1941   United Motor Coach Co.                 Elgin-Evanston
29520   Oct. 11, 1945   United Motor Coach Co.                 Big Foot-Harvard-Chicago
29548   May  13, 1941   Estates Bus Service                    Wauconda-Barrington
29555   Jun.  3, 1941   O'Fallon-Belleville Coach Co.          O'Fallon-Mascoutah
29684   Jun.  3, 1941   Belleville-St. Louis Coach Co.         Scott Field-St. Louis
29715   Oct. 17, 1946   Bluebird Coach Lines                   Chicago-Broadview
29815   Oct. 22, 1941   Jacksonville Bus Line                  Springfield-Quincy
29816   Jul.  8, 1941   Chicago & Calumet District Transit
                             Purchased Shore Line Motor Coach
29849   Nov.  6, 1941   Swallow Coach Lines                    Danville-Champaign
29876   Jul.  9, 1941   Harrisburg & Dorrisville Bus Line
                             Purchased Travelstead Transportation Co.
29894   Oct. 22, 1941   Black Hawk Motor Transit Co.           Rock Island-Champaign
29964   Oct. 29, 1941   American Coach Co.                     Skokie-Irving Park
29964   Oct. 29, 1941   American Coach Co.                     Lincolnwood-Edgebrook

Case No.   Date Certificate Granted   Applicant                Route


Go to Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site