EARLY BUS AND AUTO STAGE LINES

VERMONT


EARLY CERTIFICATES OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

Beginning in 1919, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Vermont Public Service Commission. Information from biannual reports is available through 1929.

The 1927-1929 biannual report is most informative, including providing the dates when most bus companies actually began operations. Dates are not available for companies which had ceased operations by then, "discontinued" is indicated in place of the date for those companies.


No.  Date Service Began   Name                          Route

1118    discontinued   A. F. Ward                       Rutland
1120            1920   F. A. Jewett & Son               Burlington-Granitev./Williamstown
                  Certificate transferred Jul. 18, 1929 to Yellow Bus Line
1121   Jun.     1923   Oscar C. Crandall                Rutland-Montpelier
1122    discontinued   Fred G. Jasmin                   Rutland-Bennington
1123            1923   Carl D. Hopkins                  St. Johnsbury-Montpelier
1127    discontinued   Burlington Bus Co.               Burlington-St. Albans/Newport
1128    discontinued   Frank G. Spooner                 Rutland-Bellows Falls
1129                   A. C. Couture                    Morrisville-Waterbury
1130   Sep.  6, 1921   Swanton Motor Co.                St. Albans-Swanton-Richford
1131   May   8, 1921   Ernest R. Rogers                 St. Johnsbury-Lyndonville
1132   May   1, 1923   Harry A. Bagley                  White River Jct.-Woodstock
1133   Apr. 28, 1924   Ralph L. Perry                   Springfield-Chester
                  Certificate transferred Dec. 19, 1928 to Perry & Shattuck
1136    discontinued   Henry G. Fifield                 Rochester-Rutland
1137   Jun.     1923   Joseph H. Greenwood              Newport-Derby Line
1139   May   1, 1918   Guy W. Benedict                  Underhill-Burlington
1140    discontinued   F. T. Sumner                     Rutland-White River Jct.
1141   Sep. 15, 1924   Charles E. Goss                  White River Jct.-St. Johnsbury
1142   Jul.  1, 1924   Grand Isle Motor Bus             Burlington-North Hero.
1143    discontinued   Barton H. Carpenter              N. Springfield-Springfield
1147   Jan. 20, 1925   Rutland Bus Co.                  Rutland-Fair Haven/Proctor
1152            1922   Cleon D. Orton                   Fairfax-St. Albans/Burlington
1153            1919   I. S. Sayre                      Brattleboro-North Londonderry
1154                   Twin State Gas & Electric Co.    West Brattleboro-Fort Dummer Hts.
1156   Feb. 22, 1923   Ephraim I. Adams                 White River Jct.-Wilder
1158   Jul.  1, 1917   G. Wade Benjamin                 Hardwick-Barre
                  Certificate transferred Jul.  1, 1929 to Alfred E. Stratton
1163   May  21, 1925   Lackard & Norton                 Burlington-Rutland
1165            1920   Commercial Livery & Garage       White River Jct.-NH points
                  Certificate transferred Dec. 27, 1928 to Twin State Transportation Co.
1169    discontinued   Benjamin G. Wade                 Hardwick-St. Johnsbury
1171   May   6, 1915   Wagers Auto Bus Line             Bennington
                  Certificate transferred May   2, 1928 to Boston & Maine Transportation
1172   Jul.     1924   Louis Caplan                     Lebanon NH-White River Jct.
1173            1926   Keene-Brattleboro Transfer Co.   Brattleboro-Keene
1178   Nov. 28, 1924   Edward A. Pierce                 Bellows Falls-Saxtons River
1187   Jun.     1920   Mt. Mansfield Hotel Co.          Mansfield Mountain-Stowe
1188    discontinued   C. B. & A. E. Sternberg          Hardwick-Barton
1190   Sep. 28, 1927   Homer A. Boyd                    Wilmington-Brattleboro
1192    discontinued   Fred A. Farrington               Wilmington-Brattleboro
1193    discontinued   W. W. Hodgman                    Winchester NH-Brattleboro
1197    discontinued   R. H. Forgette                   Shelburne-Burlington
1200   Jul. 25, 1925   George R. Fifield                N. Strafford-Pompanoosuc
                  Certificate transferred Jul.  8, 1929 to Frank Rhodes
1204    discontinued   George B. Bailey                 North Craftsbury-Hardwick
1205    discontinued   Walter A. Aldrich                Sharon-Strafford
1208                   Charles A. Banker                Thetford Center-East Thetford
1212   Apr.  9, 1923   Whitehall Autobus Co.            Whitehall NY-Fairhaven
1227   Oct. 15, 1925   George R. Roberts                Vergennes-Burlington
1229   Oct. 12, 1925   Albert A. Fuller                 Richmond-Burlington
1234                   William S. Appleyard             Burlington
            Reorganized as Burlington Rapid Transit Co.
1246                   Burlington Traction Co.          Burlington
            Reorganized as Burlington Rapid Transit Co.
1252   May   3, 1925   J. A. Smardon                    White River Jct.-Barre
                  Certificate transferred Feb.  1, 1929 to Earl R. Mower
1256    discontinued   Griswold & Nugent                Rutland-Granville NY
1258   May   1, 1927   Bert H. Clark                    Pawlet-Granville NY
1259   Jul.  1, 1921   Norris W. Leffingwell            Middletown Springs-Poultney
1262   Sep. 20, 1926   Rutland Transportation Co.       Bennington-Chatham NY
1266   Jul. 30, 1925   Owen H. Jones                    Wells-Granville NY
1268   Jun.  3, 1929   Lewis O. Chamberlain             Rutland-White River Jct.
1279   Apr. 21, 1926   Leonard M. Pease                 Burlington-Milton
1305   Jul. 19, 1929   Clifton Tebbetts                 Worcester-Montpelier
1319   Apr. 14, 1927   Boston & Maine Transportation    Boston-Brattleboro
1320   May   1, 1927   Marcus Medlar                    Burlington-Shelburne
1332   Jun.     1922   American Motor Tours             Boston-New Hampshire-Vermont
1359    discontinued   Moe Berger                       Johnson-Newport
1376   Dec.  7, 1927   Joseph Clay                      Burlington-St. Albans
1398   Mar. 30, 1928   Ward's Bus Lines                 Rutland
1402   Apr. 14, 1927   Boston & Maine Transportation    Bennington
                  Certificate acquired May   2, 1928 from Wagers Auto Bus Line
1413   Dec. 11, 1926   Carpenter & Shattuck             Springfield-North Springfield
                  Certificate transferred May  31, 1929 to Perry & Shattuck
1428   Jul.  1, 1929   Ralph W. Wright                  Rutland-Bellows Falls
1455   Dec. 28, 1928   Twin State Transportation Co.    White River Jct.-Lebanon NH
                  Certificate acquired Dec. 27, 1928 from Commercial Livery & Garage
1466   Feb.  1, 1929   Earl R. Mower                    White River Jct.-Barre
                  Certificate acquired Feb.  1, 1929 from J. A. Smardon
1477                   Mt. Mansfield Electric RR        Stowe-Waterbury
1491                   Clinton Claflin                  Bethel-Rochester
1493                   Vermont Company                  Bennington-MA state line
1506   Jul.  1, 1929   Roy McLeod                       Graniteville-Barre
1507   Jul.  1, 1929   Alfred E. Stratton               Hardwick-Barre
                  Certificate acquired Jul.  1, 1929 from G. Wade Benjamin
1508   Aug.  7, 1929   Herman A. Sheldon                Sheffield-Lyndonville
1509   Jul.  1, 1929   Ernest C. Norton                 Chelsea-East Thetford
1511   Jul.  1, 1929   Leonard P. Drew                  Glover-Barton
1512   Jul.  1, 1929   Eldon B. Griffith                Waitsfield-Middlesex
1514   Jul.  1, 1929   Albert C. Allard                 Jacksonville-Brattleboro
1515   Jul.  1, 1929   C. C. Barlow                     Wilmington-Brattleboro
1516   Jul.  1, 1929   Frank Rhodes                     North Strafford-Pompanoosuc
                  Certificate acquired Jul.  8, 1929 from George R. Fifield
1517   Aug.  1, 1929   Lee R. Whitney                   Chelsea-Barre
1522   May      1928   Homer D. Loverin                 Hyde Park-North Troy
1532   Jul.  1, 1929   Mark W. Downey                   East Berkshire-Montgomery Center
1533   Feb. 16, 1926   Burlington Rapid Transit Co.     Burlington
1534   Jul. 24, 1929   Frontier Coach Lines             Boston/New York City-Montreal
1547   Jul.  1, 1929   K. L. Kelley                     Middletown Springs-Poultney
1550   Jul.  1, 1929   George W. Comes                  Rochester-Granville
1551   Jul.  1, 1929   J. Harrison Wilson               Greensboro-East Craftsbury
1557                   Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington RR    Hoosac Tunnel MA-Wilmington
1559   Oct. 16, 1929   E. J. & R. C. Lemere             St. Johnsbury-East Barnet
1567   Jul. 23, 1929   Vermont Transit Co.              Burlington-Williamstown/Rutland
1578                   Champlain Coach Lines            New York City-Montreal
1581                   Gerald H. Beckley                Barre-Woodsville NH
1582                   Bristol Transportation Co.       Bristol-New Haven Jct.
1592                   Rodney Burk                      Rutland-White River Jct.
1599                   York Ordway                      Washington-Barre
1615                   White Mountain Stages            Montpelier-Littleton NH
1619                   Eastern Greyhound Lines          Brattleboro-New York City


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