EARLY BUS AND AUTO STAGE LINES

KANSAS


EARLY CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Beginning in 1925, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Kansas Public Service Commission. Information from biannual reports is available through the first half of 1928. Not listed here were local city bus lines, some omissions existed in the reports.


Docket No.   Date       Name                                  Route

 7118   Jun. 16, 1925   M. M. Brown                           Oskaloosa-Topeka
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted Oct. 12, 1925
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7119   Jun. 16, 1925   M. M. Brown                           Oskaloosa-Lawrence
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted Oct. 12, 1925
 7165   Jul.  8, 1925   Dan Scheufler                         Hutchinson-Salina
 7188   Jun. 16, 1925   Kerns Stage Line                      Salina-Concordia
 7188   Mar. 29, 1926   Kerns Stage Line                      Concordia-Belleville
 7189   Jun. 16, 1925   G. Flinn                              Fredonia-Independence
 7192   Jan.  6, 1926   Yellow Cab & Transfer Co.             Osawatomie-Kansas City
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7193   Jun. 16, 1925   De Luxe Transportation Co.            El Dorado-Wichita
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted
 7195   Jun. 16, 1925   Bishard Bus Line                      Fort Scott-Pittsburg
 7196   Jun. 16, 1925   White Star Bus Line   Wichita/within city limits
                             Revoked Mar. 29, 1926
 7206   Jun. 16, 1925   Yellow Bus Line                       Fort Scott-Iola
 7207   May  24, 1926   United Power & Light Corp.            Salina-Junction City
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7212   Jul. 27, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Newton-Salina
 7213   Jun. 16, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Wichita-McPherson
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7214   Jun. 16, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Wichita-Wellington
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted Feb.  6, 1926
 7215   Jun. 16, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Wichita-Arkansas City
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted Feb.  6, 1926
 7216   Jun. 16, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Wichita-Winfield
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted Feb.  6, 1926
 7217   Jun. 16, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Wichita-Wellington-Winfield
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted Feb.  6, 1926
 7219   Jun. 16, 1925   Dodds Bros. Motor Bus System          Abiline-Salina
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7226   Jun. 16, 1925   Solomon Valley Transportation Co.     Salina-Downs
 7226   Jun.  6, 1926   Solomon Valley Transportation Co.     Downs-Osborne           
 7227   Jun. 15, 1925   Interstate Stage Lines                Kansas City-Topeka
 7228   Jun. 15, 1925   Interstate Stage Lines                Kansas City-Leavenworth
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7229   Jun. 15, 1925   Interstate Stage Lines                Topeka-St. Marys
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7229                   Interstate Stage Lines                St. Marys-Manhattan
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7229                   Interstate Stage Lines                Manhattan-Salina
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7229                   Interstate Stage Lines                Salina-CO state line
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7230   Jun. 16, 1925   Capital Transit Co.                   Topeka-Holton
 7230   May  24, 1926   Capital Transit Co.                   Holton-Hiawatha
 7231   Jun. 16, 1925   Capital Transit Co.                   Holton-Netawaka
 7236   Jun. 16, 1925   Parsons-Pittsburg Bus Co.             Parsons-Pittsburg
 7240   Jun. 16, 1925   The Kennedy Coach Lines               Arkansas City-Newkirk
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7251   Jun. 16, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Wichita-Pratt
 7252   Jun. 16, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Wichita-Kingman
 7253   Jun. 16, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Wichita-Caldwell
 7254   Jun. 26, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Augusta-Wichita
 7255   Jun. 16, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Winfield-El Dorado
 7256   Jun. 26, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Wichita-Eureka
 7257   Jul.  8, 1925   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Wichita-Blackwell OK
 7264   Jun. 16, 1925   Blue Stage Line                       Topeka-Osage City
 7264   Jun.  5, 1926   Blue Stage Line                       Osage City-Emporia
 7273   Jun. 16, 1925   Morgenstein-Pyle-Robinson             Wichita-Junction City
 7273   Jun. 25, 1925   Morgenstein-Pyle-Robinson             Newton-Junction City
                             Amended application
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7274   Jun. 26, 1925   Morgenstein-Pyle-Robinson             Salina-Emporia
 7287   Jun. 16, 1925   Seamans Stage Lines                   Wellington-Milan
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted
 7288   Jun. 16, 1925   Seamans Stage Lines                   Wichita-Anthony
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted
 7296   Jun. 16, 1925   Blue Star Stage Line                  Pratt-Dodge City
 7296   Jun. 16, 1925   Blue Star Stage Line                  Pratt-Ashland
                             Sale to Geo. F. Parker granted Jan. 19, 1926
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7300                   Oliver Colthorp                       Kansas City
 7316   Jun. 16, 1925   A. F. Mootz                           Great Bend-Otis KS
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7335   Jun. 16, 1925   Frank M. Greenleaf                    Wichita-Pratt
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted Jun. 26, 1925
 7342   Jun. 16, 1925   Crandell Stage Line                   St. Joseph-Atchison-Topeka
                             Sale to Interstate Stage Lines granted Nov.  6, 1925
                             Sale to Sunflower Stage Lines granted
 7343   Jun. 16, 1925   Crandell Stage Line                   Atchison-Effingham
                             Discontinuance granted Oct. 20, 1925
 7343   Jun. 16, 1925   Crandell Stage Line                   Atchison-Nortonville
                             Sale to Interstate Stage Lines granted Nov.  6, 1925
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7343   Sep. 29, 1925   Crandell Stage Line                   Nortonville-Oskaloosa
                             Sale to Interstate Stage Lines granted Nov.  6, 1925
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7354   Jun. 16, 1925   Greenleaf Stage Lines                 Parsons-Joplin MO
                             Sale to Kansas-Missouri Coach Line granted
 7354                   Greenleaf Stage Lines                 Altamont-Independence
                             Sale to Kansas-Missouri Coach Line granted
 7356   Jun. 16, 1925   Greenleaf Stage Lines                 Iola-Chanute
                             Sale to Yellow Bus Line granted
 7414   Jun. 26, 1925   Minneola-Dodge City Bus & Transfer    Minneola-Dodge City
 7414                   Minneola-Dodge City Bus & Transfer    Minneola-Bloom
 7515   Aug.  3, 1925   Yellow Bus Line                       Fort Scott-Pleasanton
                             Sale to W. B. Hampson granted Feb. 12, 1926
                             Discontinued by 1928
 7519   Jul.  8, 1925   Arkansas Valley Transportation Co.    Wichita-Hutchinson
                             Discontinuance granted Dec. 28, 1925 Case 7875
 7561   Aug. 17, 1925   W. E. Cochran & J. W. Wells           Great Bend-Phillipsburg
                             Sale to Central Kansas Transp. Co. granted Sep. 17, 1925
                             Discontinuance granted Apr. 10, 1926
 7562                   Dave Tabor                            Emporia-Eureka
 7751   Jan. 21, 1926   E. H. Schmidt                         Hutchinson-Garden City
                             Sale to Arrow Line Transportation Co. granted
 7760   Nov.  7, 1925   Seamans Stage Lines                   Anthony-Ashland
 7761   Nov.  7, 1925   Seamans Stage Lines                   Anthony-Alva OK
 7975   Feb.  1, 1926   Atchison-Leavenworth Transportation   Atchison-Leavenworth
 8080   Mar. 15, 1926   Southern Kansas Stage Lines           Winfield-Arkansas City
                             Discontinued by 1928
 8114   Jun.  7, 1926   E. M. Fairchild                       Kingman-Harper
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted Jun.  7, 1926
 8128   Apr. 14, 1926   J. A. Combs & J. W. McClure           Coffeyville-Joplin MO
                             Sale to Rapid Auto Transit Co. granted
 8128                   J. A. Combs & J. W. McClure           Coffeyville-Chanute
                             Sale to Rapid Auto Transit Co. granted
 8190   May  10, 1926   Yellow Bus Line                       Chanute-Pittsburg
 8312   Jun. 18, 1926   Temple Bros.                          Dodge City-Alva OK
 8339                   Blue Diamond Bus Line                 Elwood-Sabetha
 8339                   Blue Diamond Bus Line                 Sabetha-Seneca
 8339                   Blue Diamond Bus Line                 Hiawatha-Fall City
 8583   May   1, 1928   Otho I. Baldwin                       Fort Scott-Kansas City
                             Sale to Royal Coaches granted
 8583                   Otho I. Baldwin                       Fort Scott-OK state line
                             Sale to Royal Coaches granted
 8603   Oct. 11, 1926   Yelloway                              CO state line-Kansas City
 8723   Sep.  8, 1927   Overland Interstate Bus Co.           Kansas City-Olathe
 8814   Mar.  8, 1927   Paradox Land & Transport Co.          Kanorado-Kansas City
 8822   Dec. 20, 1926   Central Kansas Stage Lines            Hutchinson-Phillipsburg
 8958   Apr. 18, 1927   Yelloway                              Kansas City-Omaha
 8982   Apr.  4, 1927   James Morrison                        Liberal-Beaver OK
 8983   Jul. 28, 1927   T. G. Chapin                          Liberal-Hugoton
 9116   Feb. 13, 1928   Rapid Auto Transit Co.                OK state line-Independence
 9116                   Rapid Auto Transit Co.                Independence-Kansas City
 9168   Sep. 16, 1927   J. W. Blood                           Winfield-Independence
                             Sale to Southern Kansas Stage Lines granted
 9261   Aug.  1, 1927   Queen City Coach Line                 Beatrice NE-Marysville
 9292                   Capital Transit Co.                   Spring Hill-Kansas City
 9298   Oct.  3, 1927   McDavid-Silvers Coach Co.             Kansas City-Olathe
                             Sale to Interstate Stage Lines granted Oct. 25, 1927
 9688   Feb.  6, 1928   Interstate Transit Lines              Omaha-Kansas City
 9707   Feb. 13, 1928   Yelloway                              Kansas City-Tulsa
 9965   May  19, 1928   Cornhusker Stage Lines                Reserve-St. Joseph MO
 9980   Jun.  1, 1928   Johnston & Quackenbush                Meriden-Tonganoxie
10033   Jun.  1, 1928   A. C. Deweese                         Troy-St. Joseph MO


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