INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

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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.

Beginning in 1923, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Iowa Board of Railroad Commissioners.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Northland Greyhound Lines
Overland Greyhound Lines

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Burlington Transportation Co./Burlington Trailways

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Arrow Coach Lines
Bee Line Transit
Des Moines Springfield & Southern
Iowa Coaches
Jefferson Transportation Co.
Missouri Transit Co.
Sioux Lines

Additional Bus Companies

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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