EARLY BUS AND AUTO STAGE LINES

VIRGINIA


EARLY CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Beginning in 1923, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Information from annual reports is available for 1923 and 1924.

A separate group of certificates with numbers followed by "C" were granted, described as operating between a city or town "and various points". These were possibly taxicab operators, and are not listed here. Meanwhile, the listed certificate numbers began being issued followed by the letter "A".


Certificate No.  Date   Applicant                         Route

  1   Jun.  6, 1923   Bristow Bros.                       West Point-Hotel Nelson
  2   Jun.  2, 1923   J. T. Faris                         Eagle Rock-Roanoke
  4   Jun. 28, 1923   R. L. McBroom                       Lynchburg-Rustburg
  5   Jun. 28, 1923   R. L. McBroom                       Lynchburg-Fulcher's Store
  6   Jun. 28, 1923   T. K. Townsend                      West Point-Remlick
  7   Jun. 28, 1923   Reynonds & Overby                   Chatham-Danville
  8   Jun.  6, 1923   Gold Star Transfer Co.              Damascus-Glade Spring
  9   Jun.  6, 1923   Gloucester Bus Line                 Gloucester-Lee Hall
 10   Jun. 11, 1923   John L. Fisher & Son                Staunton-Basic
 11   Jun. 15, 1923   Royal Blue Transportation Co.       Danville-NC State Line
 12   Jun. 15, 1923   Cleveland Bros.                     Charlottesville-Scottsville
 13   Jun. 13, 1923   Edgerton-Reo Bus Line               Norfolk-Suffolk
 14   Jun. 15, 1923   Northern Neck Auto Transport.       Warsaw-Fredericksburg
 15   Jun. 14, 1923   Auto Supply Co.                     Gate City-Speers Ferry
 16   Jun. 15, 1923   Virginia Transit Co.                DC Line-Pender
 17   Jun. 16, 1923   Luray-New Market Bus                Luray-New Market
 19   Jun.  6, 1923   Eubank Brothers                     Lynchburg-Allwood
 20   Jun. 14, 1923   L. O. Phipps                        Clintwood-Fremont
 21   Jun. 12, 1923   Tilden Fleming                      Clintwood-Fremont
 22   Jun. 19, 1923   Orange-Fredericksburg Bus Line      Orange-Fredericksburg
 23   Jun. 16, 1923   R. L. Davidson Motor Vehicle Line   Lynchburg-Amherst
 24   Jun. 16, 1923   Loyd H. Hudson Motor Vehicle Line   Lynchburg-Clifford
 25   Jun. 19, 1923   G. C. Paisley                       Mouth of Wilson-Troutdale
 27   Jun. 19, 1923   White Star Bus Line                 Norfolk-Suffolk
 28   Jun. 21, 1923   Reo Speed Line                      Richmond-Farmville
 30   Jun. 21, 1923   Red Bus Line                        Lynchburg-Forest
 31   Jun. 21, 1923   Red Bus Line                        Lynchburg-Wrights Shop/Thomas
 33   Jun. 23, 1923   Centre Cross-Fredericksburg Bus     Centre Cross-Fredericksburg
 34   Jun. 23, 1923   Centre Cross-Richmond Bus Line      Richmond-Centre Cross
 35   Sep. 12, 1923   R. L. Wright                        Clintwood-Fremont
 37   Jun. 25, 1923   A. C. Smith                         Jonesville-Ben Hur
 38   Jun. 25, 1923   A. C. Smith                         Jonesville-St. Charles
                           Discontinuance granted Aug. 13, 1923 Pocket-St. Charles
 39   Jul.  9, 1923   B. C. Henley                        Richmond-Johnsons Store
                           Revoked Jul. 17, 1923
 40   Jun. 23, 1923   Davis Bus Line                      Portsmouth-Suffolk
 41   Jun. 25, 1923   D. Stoots                           Lebanon-Cleveland
 42   Jun. 25, 1923   Southall & Co. Reo Bus Line         Suffolk-Portsmouth
 44   Jun. 20, 1923   Peninsula Transit Corp.             Newport News-Yorktown
 45   Jun. 26, 1923   W. E. Adams                         Richmond-Barnetts
 46   Jun. 20, 1923   Halls Hill Motor Line               Keybridge-Halls Hill
 47   Jun. 22, 1923   Towns Bus Line                      Staunton-Winchester
 48   Jun. 11, 1923   Leaksville-Danville Bus Line        Danville-NC State Line
 49   Jun.  9, 1923   Hudson Line                         Bluefield-Bristol
 50   Jun. 15, 1923   Taylor Bros.                        Konnarock-Bluefield
 51   Jun. 11, 1923   J. Tod Christian                    Matthews-Lee Hall
 52   Jun.  5, 1923   Bristol-Abingdon-St. Paul Taxi      Bristol-St. Paul
 53   Jun. 15, 1923   Blackstone-Kenbridge Bus Line       Victoria-Blackstone
 54   Jun. 16, 1923   Dante-Bristol Service Line          Bristol-Dante
 56   Jun. 15, 1923   Columbia Pike Bus Line              Washington DC-Barcroft
 57   Jun. 28, 1923   Marion Taxi Co.                     East Radford-Bristol
                           Suspension ordered Jul.  3, 1923 East Radford-Wytheville
 58   Jun. 27, 1923   Stanley Larkin                      Clintwood-Fremont
 59   Jun. 28, 1923   J. D. Cotman & Son                  Richmond-Charles City
                           Passenger service eliminated Sep. 13, 1923
 60   Jun. 28, 1923   Richmond-Rockville Bus Line         Richmond-Rockville
                           Discontinuance granted Dec. 31, 1923
 61   Jun. 25, 1923   L. Richard Vernon                   Portsmouth-Deep Creek
 62   Jul.  2, 1923   Irvington-Reedville-Warsaw Bus      Irvington-Tappahannock Ferry
 63   Jun. 26, 1923   Warren & Reedy Transfer Co.         Glade Spring-North Holston
 64   Jun. 15, 1923   Goodman Brothers                    Bristol-Cleveland
 65   Jun. 13, 1923   Edgerton-Reo Bus Line               Suffolk-Smithfield
 66   Jun. 29, 1923   C. F. Coakley                       Harrisonburg-Elkton
                           Certificate transferred Nov.  1, 1923 to Towns Bus Line
 68   Jun. 28, 1923   Floyd Hack Line                     Floyd-Christiansburg
 69   Jun. 28, 1923   Brent Bowman                        Staunton-Harrisonburg
                           Revoked Oct.  5, 1923
 70   Jun. 28, 1923   J. E. Sheets Taxicab Co.            Winchester-Staunton
 72   Jun. 28, 1923   E. V. Hull Bus Line                 Winchester-MD State Line
 73   Jun. 25, 1923   Claude Owens                        Portsmouth-Churchland
 74   Jun. 28, 1923   Fawley's Bus Line                   Harrisonburg-Timberville
 75   Jun. 25, 1923   O. E. & J. E. McPherson             Norfolk-NC State Line
 76   Jun. 30, 1923   Petersburg-Surry Bus Line           Petersburg-Surry
 77   Jun. 28, 1923   W. B. Jenkins & Bro                 Culpeper-Front Royal
 78   Jul. 10, 1923   Pullen & Payne                      Washington VA-Front Royal
 79   Jun. 19, 1923   Georgetown-Balston Motor Line       Georgetown-Balston
 80   Jun. 27, 1923   W. W. Fink                          Castlewood-Dante
 81   Jun. 26, 1923   Hyde Car Line                       Roanoke-Lexington
 82   Jun. 21, 1923   J. F. Choplin                       Portsmouth-Cradock
                           Revoked Oct. 18, 1923
 85   Jun.  8, 1923   Sullins & Son                       Saltville-Bristol
 86   Jul.  2, 1923   Payton R. Williams                  Floyd-Roanoke
 89   Jun. 27, 1923   Clarence Belew                      Charlottesville-Crozet
 90   Jun. 28, 1923   J. A. Anderson                      Blackburg-Christiansburg
 91   Jun. 28, 1923   Charles T. Cabell                   Lynchburg-Allwood
 92   Jun. 29, 1923   Coeburn Taxi Co.                    Coeburn-Franco
 93   Jun. 19, 1923   A. D. Warden                        Bristol-TN State Line
 94   Jun. 22, 1923   A. A. Boothe                        Tazewell-Bluefield/Cedar Bluff
                           Suspension ordered Aug. 31, 1923 Tazewell-Cedar Bluff
 95   Jun. 26, 1923   Charles City Motor Bus Co.          Richmond-Barnetts
 96   Jul.  5, 1923   O. K. Creasy                        Blacksburg-Christiansburg
 97   Jun.  9, 1923   Packard Service Line                Bristol-Cleveland
 98   Jul. 28, 1923   Alexandria & Suburban Bus Co.       Alexandria
 99   Jul.  2, 1923   Alexandria-Camp Humphries Bus       Alexandria-Camp Humphries
100   Jul. 25, 1923   W. M. Barnes                        Christiansburg-Cambria
                           Certificate transferred Oct. 30, 1923 to E. E. Richardson
103   Aug.  1, 1923   G. A. Chrisman                      Christiansburg-Cambria
104   Jun. 29, 1923   Thorton Rose                        Lynchburg-Wright's Shop
106   Jun. 28, 1923   R. W. Hogan                         Roanoke-Vilamont
107   Jul.  6, 1923   Hascue Robinson                     Castlewood-Dante
108   Jul. 19, 1923   Blue Ridge Bus Line                 Galax-Wytheville
109   Jun. 27, 1923   The Art Transfer Co.                Martinsville-Danville
110   Aug.  8, 1923   Marion Taxi Co.                     Marion-Smith Co. Fair Grounds
111   Jun. 29, 1923   W. A. Gallemore                     Norton-St. Paul
                           Certificate transferred Nov.  1, 1923 to E. A. Statzer
112   Jun. 25, 1923   Appalachia-Norton Taxi Service      Norton-Appalachia
113   Jul.  9, 1923   Front Royal-Winchester Bus Line     Winchester-Front Royal
115   Aug. 11, 1923   C. O. Taylor                        Fries-Independence
116   Jun.  4, 1923   Comfort Bus Line                    Washington C. Club-DC Line
                           Revoked Sep. 29, 1923
118   Jun. 25, 1923   L. E. Cochran                       Hillsville-Jackson's Ferry
119   Jul.  3, 1923   Price Brothers                      Cleveland-South Clinchfield
120   Aug.  4, 1923   W. T. Robey's Bus Line              Lexington-Buena Vista
121   Aug. 29, 1923   Hunt & Denton                       Lee Hall-Camp Eustis Pier
122   Jul. 18, 1923   W. W. Lewis Transfer                Catawba-Roanoke
123   Jul.  2, 1923   Georgetown-Cherrydale Motor Line    Washington C. Club-Georgetown
125   Jul. 24, 1923   James Millard Robinette             Coeburn-Carfax
127   Jul. 10, 1923   C. A. Harris                        Norton-KY State Line
128   Aug. 27, 1923   A. W. McPherson                     Portsmouth-Cradock
129   Sep. 13, 1923   Peninsula Transit Corp.             Lee Hall-Willamsburg
130   Jul. 31, 1923   Abington-Bristol-Cleveland Line     Abington-Bristol-Cleveland
132   Dec.  7, 1923   K. R. Ashbrook                      Lebanon-Cleveland
133   Sep. 24, 1923   Moore's Interstate Motor Lines      Martinsville-NC State Line
134   Jun. 29, 1923   J. F. Brown                         Richlands-Jewel Ridge
135   Jun. 25, 1923   Cismont Motor Bus & Supply Co.      Charlottesville-Cismont
136   Jun. 15, 1923   Virginia Transit Co.                Alexandria-Fairfax
137   Sep.  8, 1923   Cox & Hundley                       Fieldale-NC State Line
143   Jan. 23, 1924   Carolina-Virginia Bus Line          Danville-Burlington NC
145   Jan. 11, 1924   Baumann-Murray Co.                  Danville-South Boston
                           Certificate transferred Apr. 14, 1924 to Yellow Cab of Danville
                           Certificate transferred Jul. 24, 1924 to J. W. Kizee
146   Jan. 16, 1924   Right Away Taxi Station             Covington-Clifton Forge
147   Jan.  5, 1924   Gent Finley                         Lebanon-Cleveland
149   Feb.  2, 1924   Carver & Goin                       Richmond-Hadensville
                           Certificate transferred Jun. 24, 1924 to C. M. Kinton
150   Jan. 30, 1924   Danville-Durham Transfer Line       Danville-Durham NC
                           Revoked Jul.  1, 1924
161   Mar. 14, 1924   Perkins & Hall                      Portsmouth-Churchland
168   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Norton
169   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Dunbar
170   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Derby
171   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Rhoda
172   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Stonega
173   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Keokee
174   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Inman
175   Apr. 30, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Big Stone Gap
176   May   5, 1924   Green Taxi Co.                      Wise-Norton
177   Mar. 17, 1924   Glen Sykes                          Cleveland-Wilder
178   Feb. 15, 1924   Campbell County Rapid Transit       Brookneal-Lynchburg
                           Certificate transferred Jul.  9, 1924 to R. L. McBroom
179   Feb. 18, 1924   Patrick-Henry Transfer Co.          Stuart-Koehler
185   May  17, 1924   J. T. Farris Bus Line               Eagle Rock-Clifton Forge
186   May  19, 1924   Roanoke & Starkey Bus Line          Roanoke-Starkey
189   Jun. 24, 1924   C. M. Kinton                        Richmond-Hadensville
                           Certificate 149 acquired from Carver & Goin
                           Certificate transferred Jul.  9, 1924 to E. B. Stone
190   May  10, 1924   Goodman Brothers Yellow Cab Corp.   Bristol-Kingsport TN
191   May  13, 1924   Virginia Transit Co.                Middleburg-Washington DC
192   May  29, 1924   Copeland & Smith                    Portsmouth-Gilmerton
195   Jul.  9, 1924   R. L. McBroom                       Brookneal-Lynchburg
                           Certificate 149 acquired from Campbell County Rapid Transit
196   Jul.  9, 1924   E. B. Stone                         Richmond-Hadensville
                           Certificate 189 acquired from C. M. Kinton
200   May  19, 1924   Roanoke & Garden City Bus Line      Roanoke-Garden City
201   Jul. 24, 1924   J. W. Kizee                         Danville-South Boston
                           Certificate 145 acquired from Yellow Cab of Danville
202   Jun. 16, 1924   Bloomery Transit Co.                Damascus-Mountain City TN
204   Jul.  4, 1924   Murphy Bus Line                     Tazewell-Welch WV
205   May  30, 1924   Taylor Brothers                     Damascus-Bluefield WV
                           Certificate transferred Sep.  4, 1924 to Taylor & Francisco
206   May  28, 1924   Eugene Edwards                      Portsmouth-Bowers Hill
207   Jun. 10, 1924   John L. Fisher & Son                Staunton-Charlottesville
209   May  30, 1924   Greene County Bus Line              Stanardsville-Barboursville
211   Aug. 18, 1924   V. L. Richards                      Portsmouth-Naval Magazine
213   May  31, 1924   Appalachia Star Taxi Co.            Appalachia-Pennington Gap
214   Jul. 28, 1924   L. E. Hunnell                       Raven-Cedar Bluff
215   Mar.  7, 1924   Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Luray Bus   Fredericksburg-Culpeper
216   Sep.  4, 1924   Taylor & Francisco
                           Certificate 205 acquired from Taylor Brothers
218   Jul. 23, 1924   L. H. Cleveland                     Bremo-Farmville
220   Aug.  1, 1924   Clint Mullins                       Clintwood-Jenkins KY
221   Aug. 25, 1924   Varina Bus                          Richmond-Four Mile Creek
                           Revoked Dec.  4, 1924
222   Aug. 27, 1924   Service Taxi Co.                    Vicco-Franco
224   Jun. 17, 1924   W. H. Conner                        Simpsons-Shawville
225   Oct.  1, 1924   O. H. Frazier                       Rich Creek-Peterstown WV
226   Sep. 23, 1924   Bristow Bros.                       West Point-Gloucester
227   Oct. 16, 1924   Emory Johnston Co.                  Pearisburg-Bluff City
228   Sep.  6, 1924   Clintwood Taxi Co.                  Clintwood-Coeburn
229   Aug.  2, 1924   Briesmaster Bus Co.                 Richmond-Columbia
230   Sep. 19, 1924   Giles County Bus Line               Narrows-Hoge's Store
232   Sep. 27, 1924   Martinsville-Chatham Bus Line       Martinsville-Chatham
233   Sep. 27, 1924   T. H. McGinnis & Son                Shipman-Myndus
234   Oct. 25, 1924   Seals & Harkleroad Bus Line         Gate City-Kingsport TN
235   Aug.  1, 1924   Towns Bus Line                      Winchester-Washington DC
236   Jul. 11, 1924   Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Luray Bus   Culpeper-Luray
237   May  12, 1924   Roanoke-Rocky Mount-Martinsville    Roanoke-Martinsville
238   Nov. 15, 1924   Messick Rapid Transit Co.           Hampton-Messick
240   Apr.  9, 1924   Lucas Bus Line                      Suffolk-Franklin
241   Dec.  3, 1924   Southwest Transit Co.               Bedford-Lynchburg
267   Jun.  6, 1924   J. T. Farris Bus Line               Christiansburg-Radford


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