EARLY BUS AND AUTO STAGE LINES

UTAH


EARLY CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Beginning in 1917, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Utah Public Utilities Commission. Information from annual reports is available through 1923.

Information is vague for bus lines operating prior to regulation. Multiple carriers were sometimes approved over certain routes. It is apparent that some carriers at times were required to renew a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity, sometimes related to suspensions of operation.


No. Certificate Date Granted   Name                    Route

  4   Jul. 31, 1918   The Motor Line                   Bingham Canyon
  5   May  10, 1918   White Star Auto Line             Helper-Rains
  6   May  10, 1918   Spring Canyon Auto Line          Helper-Rains
  7   May  16, 1918   Star Line                        Price-Sunnyside
  8   Jun.  4, 1918   Saltair Line                     Garfield-Saltair
  9   Jun.  5, 1918   John H. Welch                    Colton-Clear Creek
                           Revoked Aug. 26, 1918
 10   Jun.  8, 1918   Alex Gibson                      Salt Lake City-Cardiff Mine
 12   Jul. 26, 1918   Salt Lake & Duchesne Stage Co.   Provo-Duchesne
 13   Jul. 30, 1918   Eugene Chandler                  Bingham Canyon-Highland/Copperfield
 14   Aug.  9, 1918   Andrew Corry                     Cedar City-Paragonah
                           Sale to Milton L. Dailey granted Oct. 11, 1922
 15   Aug.  9, 1918   John Mortensen                   Parowan-Milford
 16   Aug. 16, 1918   Moab-Bluff Stage & Transport.    Moab-Bluff
 17   Aug. 20, 1918   William Lund                     Modena-Enterprise
 18   Aug. 20, 1918   Hyrum Davis                      Milford-Newhouse
 19   Aug. 22, 1918   J. F. Hunter                     Price-Fort Duchesne
 21   May   6, 1918   Arrow Line                       Price-Sunnyside
 21   Aug. 16, 1918   Arrow Line                       Price-Sunnyside
                           Merged Hiawatha Line
 23   Sep. 20, 1918   H. M. Booth                      Garfield-Smelter
 24   Oct.  6, 1918   A. P. Hemmingsen                 Lark-Salt Lake City
 25   Oct.  5, 1918   Myers Brothers                   Marysvale-Panguitch
 26   Oct.  5, 1918   D. E. Cameron                    Panguitch-Mt. Carmel-Kanab
 27   Oct.  5, 1918   George Church                    Panguitch-Henrieville
                           Revoked
 32   Feb. 11, 1919   Dodge Stage Line                 Roosevelt-Price
 34   Mar. 17, 1919   J. F. Hansen                     Price-Castle Gate
 35   Mar. 17, 1919   Louis Pistotnik                  Winterquarter-Soldier Summit
                           Revoked Jul. 14, 1919
 36   Mar. 20, 1919   Howard Hout                      Salt Lake City-Park City
 37   Mar. 28, 1919   H. M. Booth                      Garfield-Saltair Beach
 38   Apr,  8, 1919   Earl Veile                       Delta-Kanosh
 39   Apr, 21, 1919   Neilson's Stage Line             Salt Lake City-Brighton
 40   Apr, 21, 1919   Alex Gibson                      Salt Lake City-Cardiff Mine
 41   Apr, 24, 1919   A. P. Hemmingsen                 Lark-Salt Lake City
 43   May   8, 1919   E. J. Duke                       Park City-Heber City
 44   May  13, 1919   Cloan Berger Jones & Inglesby    Salt Lake City-Copperfield/Highland
                           Sale to Bingham Stage Lines granted Mar.  8, 1921
 45   May  19, 1919   E. S. Quinn                      Salt Lake City-Tooele City
                           Revoked Mar. 13, 1920
 46   May  19, 1919   John Spigarlli                   Helper-Kenilworth
                           Revoked Apr. 24, 1920
 48   Jun. 10, 1919   Joseph Carling                   Salt Lake City-Fillmore
 49   Jul.  2, 1919   Wilson & Halverson               Heber City-Provo-Salt Lake City
                           Revoked Nov. 13, 1919
 51   Jul.  2, 1919   J. G. Jacobs                     Salt Lake City-Coalville
                           Revoked Nov. 13, 1919
      Jul.  8, 1919   Lund & Cedar City Transp. Co.    Lund-Cedar City
                           Merged Benjamin Knell & Joseph Barton
 52   Jul. 10, 1919   J. W. Jones                      Magna-Arthur
 53   Jul. 12, 1919   Frank T. Burmester               Burmester-Grantsville
 54   Jul. 18, 1919   J. A. Sharp                      Colton-Soldier Summit
                           Revoked Apr. 24, 1920
 55   Jul. 15, 1919   Jesse Earl Booth                 Garfield-Magna
                           Revoked Mar.  4, 1920
 56   Jul. 23, 1919   Salt Lake & Duchesne Stage Co.   Duchesne-Heber City
 57   Jul. 23, 1919   James S. Frontjes                Salt Lake City-Vernal
 64   Dec.  1, 1919   Earl Veile                       Oasis-Fillmore
 66   Jan. 21, 1920   Kenilworth Auto Stage Line       Helper-Kenilworth
 68   Jan.  7, 1920   Wattis Auto Stage Line           Wattis-Price
                           Revoked Dec. 16, 1920
 70   Jan. 23, 1920   William & Alfred Smedley         Magna-Garfield
 72   Mar.  1, 1920   Howard J. Spencer                Salt Lake City-Tooele
 73   Mar.  4, 1920   Henry Charles & Sons             St. John-Ophir
                           Discontinuance granted Sep. 14, 1922
 74   Mar.  4, 1920   Howard Hout                      Salt Lake City-Park City
 76   Mar.  9, 1920   Midland Trail Garage Transfer    Soldier Summit-Scofield
                           Revoked Apr.  1, 1921
 78   Apr.  5, 1920   Anderson & Bottom                Duchesne-Heber City
 79   Apr, 23, 1920   Neilson's Stage Line             Salt Lake City-Brighton
 81   May  24, 1920   Alex Gibson                      Salt Lake City-Cardiff Mine
 82   Jun. 12, 1920   James Turloupis                  Provo-Heber City
 83   Jun. 16, 1920   Bert Lockhart                    Eureka-Payson
 86   Jul. 30, 1920   Anderson & Bottom                Salt Lake City-Heber City
 87   Aug. 10, 1920   Arrow Stage Line                 Hiawatha-Mohrland
 90   Sep.  3, 1920   J. C. Denton                     Magna-Garfield
 92   Oct.  1, 1920   Enos E. Winder                   Anderson's Ranch-Springdale
 96   Dec. 16, 1920   Jones & Bailey                   Price-Wattis
101   Jan. 31, 1921   Harold Baxter                    Helper-Vernal
                           Discontinuance granted Aug. 22, 1921
102   Feb.  5, 1921   William Laird                    Provo-Heber City
104   Feb. 21, 1921   Harry Dragatis                   Price-Emery
                           Sale to Alma C. Jensen granted May  28, 1923
105   Mar.  4, 1921   Parowon Auto Co.                 Parowon-Cedar Breaks   
106   Mar. 17, 1921   C. G. Parry                      Lund-National Parks
107   Mar. 31, 1921   J. S. & Francis Hansen           Colton-Clear Creek
109   May   6, 1921   James Neilson                    Salt Lake City-Brighton
110   May  28, 1921   Richfield Auto & Taxi Co.        Richfield-Fish Lake
112   May  25, 1921   Howard J. Spencer                Salt Lake City-Pinecrest
113   Jun.  4, 1921   Howard Hout                      Salt Lake City-Coalville
114   Jun. 15, 1921   P. D. Sturn                      Salt Lake City-Heber City
117   Aug. 22, 1921   J. W. Johnston                   Helper-Vernal
119   Sep. 17, 1921   Tony M. Perry                    Helper-Great Western
120   Sep. 19, 1921   Joseph J. Stanton                Craig CO-Vernal
123   Nov.  3, 1921   S. A. Halterman                  Parowon-Lund
124   Jan. 19, 1922   L. D. Van Wormer                 Milford-Beaver
                           Acquired from Utah Transportation Co.
                           Sale to Mortensen & Rasmussen granted Nov.  6, 1922
125   Jan. 23, 1922   Byron Carter                     Helper-Kenilworth
126   Jan. 27, 1922   Manos Klapakis                   Price-Great Western
127   Feb. 23, 1922   Elmore Adams                     Deweyville-Tremonton-Garland
128   Feb. 23, 1922   Hadley & Peterson                Garland-Tremonton-Deweyville
130   Mar. 14, 1922   James Neilson                    Salt Lake City-Brighton
131   Mar. 17, 1922   Elisha Duke                      Heber City-Park City
133   Mar. 17, 1922   John L. Wall                     Wallsburg-Heber City
134   Mar. 17, 1922   P. D. Sturn                      Salt Lake City-Heber City
135   Apr. 17, 1922   C. G. Parry                      Marysvale-National Parks
136   Apr. 27, 1922   Arrow Auto Line                  Price-Sunnyside
137   Apr. 27, 1922   W. E. Ostler                     Eureka-Silver City
                           Sale to Fred Houghton granted Jul. 20, 1923
139   May  27, 1922   Howard J. Spencer                Salt Lake City-Pinecrest
140   May  29, 1922   J. C. Denton                     Garfield-Saltair
142   Jun.  2, 1922   Tooele Motor Co.                 Tooele-Saltair
146   Jun.  5, 1922   C. G. Parry                      Lund-National Parks
148   Jun.  6, 1922   Bingham Stage Line               Bingham-Saltair
149   Jun. 10, 1922   Robert Cormani                   Helper-Rains
                           Acquired from White Star Stage Line
150   Jun. 10, 1922   Peter Laboroi                    Helper-Rains
                           Acquired from Spring Canyon Auto Line
151   Jun. 20, 1922   Harold Soyka                     Richfield-Fish Lake
152   Jun. 21, 1922   Chris Anderson                   Heber City-Duchesne
                           Revoked Jun. 14, 1923
153   Jun. 27, 1922   John R. Kirkendall               Mammoth-Payson
154   Jul.  6, 1922   J. W. Blazzard                   Kamas-Park City
155   Jul.  1, 1922   J. H. O'Driscoll                 Park City-Peoa
157   Jul. 11, 1922   P. M. Payne                      Fillmore-Kanosh
158   Jul. 13, 1922   Samuel & Frank Judd              Enterprise-St. George
164   Oct. 11, 1922   M. W. Geer & Sons                Thompson-Sego
165   Oct. 11, 1922   Lawrence Orton                   Panguitch-Henrieville
166   Oct. 11, 1922   Charles Starr                    St. George-Cedar City
                           Acquired from R. J. Farnsworth
167   Oct. 11, 1922   Milton L. Dailey                 Paragonah-Cedar City
                           Acquired from Andrew Corry
169   Oct. 21, 1922   George E. Ballingham             Grouse Creek-Lucin
170   Nov.  1, 1922   G. L. Bracken                    St. John-Ophir
171   Dec. 19, 1922   Hyrum Davis                      Milford-Garrison-NV state line
174   May  28, 1923   Alma C. Jensen                   Price-Emery
                           Acquired from Harry Dragatis
175   Jun.  4, 1923   Bottom & McAfee                  Payson-Eureka
                           Revoked Aug. 11, 1923
176   Jun.  8, 1923   Howard J. Spencer                Salt Lake City-Pinecrest
177   Jun. 14, 1923   Johnstun & Anderson              Duchesne-Heber City
178   Jun. 30, 1923   Pitts & Hatch                    American Fork-Timpanogas Cave
179   Jul. 20, 1923   W. E. Ostler                     Mammoth-Eureka
                           Sale to Fred Houghton granted Jul. 20, 1923
180   Jul. 20, 1923   Fred Houghton                    Eureka-Silver City-Mammoth
                           Acquired from W. E. Ostler
182   Jul. 20, 1923   J. C. Russell                    Lehi-Topliff
185   Jul. 25, 1923   Salt Lake Transportation Co.     Salt Lake City-Timpanogas Cave
187   Aug.  5, 1923   Walter K. Johnson                Payson-Eureka
188   Aug.  8, 1923   Samuel & Frank Judd              St. George-AZ state line
189   Aug.  8, 1923   Marion Smithson                  Beaver-Parowan
                           Acquired from Mortensen & Rasmussen
190   Aug.  8, 1923   J. H. O'Driscoll                 Park City-Kamas
192   Sep. 28, 1923   Clyde Terry                      Draper-Sandy
194   Oct.  6, 1923   Utah Light & Traction Co.        Salt Lake City-East Mill Creek
195   Oct. 31, 1923   John Pilling                     Altonah-Duchesne
196   Oct. 31, 1923   C. S. Brimhall                   Provo-Steel City


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