INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

CALIFORNIA

Intercity Bus Map/1976

Color coded map shows intercity bus routes in existence in 1976.

Blue indicates Greyhound, red indicates Trailways. Additional colors indicate significant independent bus companies, and are identified with labels. Black indicates smaller independent companies.

Thin blue or red lines indicate routes which were once part of Greyhound or Trailways, but later transferred to independent bus companies.

Northern California

Southern California

Beginning in 1917, intrastate bus service was regulated by the California Railroad Commission, later the California Public Utilities Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Pacific Greyhound Lines

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

American Buslines
Burlington Transportation Co./Burlington Trailways
Santa Fe Trail Transportation/Santa Fe Trailways

Additional Trailways Companies

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Orange Belt Stages

Additional Bus Companies

Early Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Bus companies listed in reports of the California Railroad Commission.

Obscure Interurban/Intercity Bus Companies

The most obscure bus companies, not listed in the Russell's Guide but mentioned in the 1952 Mass Transportation's Directory, or sometimes mentioned in the WPA Federal Writers Project/American Guide Series books.


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