INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

ILLINOIS

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 1921, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Capitol Greyhound Lines
Dixie Greyhound Lines
Illinois Greyhound Lines
Northland Greyhound Lines
Overland Greyhound Lines
Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines
Southern Limited

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

American Buslines
Burlington Transportation Co./Burlington Trailways
Santa Fe Trail Transportation/Santa Fe Trailways
Southern Bus Lines/Southern Trailways

Additional Trailways Companies

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Carbondale-Harrisburg Coach Line
Cardinal Lines
Gulf Transport Co.
Illini Swallow Lines
Illinois Transit Lines
Jacksonville Bus Line
Peoria Rockford Bus Co.

Additional Bus Companies

Early Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Bus companies certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Obscure Interurban/Intercity Bus Companies

Chicago Area
Additional Areas

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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