INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

INDIANA

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 1925, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Indiana Public Service Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Capitol Greyhound Lines
Central Greyhound Lines
Great Lakes Greyhound Lines
Great Lakes Greyhound Lines of Indiana
Pennsylvania Greyhound Lines
Southeastern Greyhound Lines
Southern Limited

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

American Buslines
Indianapolis & Southeastern Railroad/Southeastern Trailways
Santa Fe Trail Transportation/Santa Fe Trailways

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

ABC Coach Lines
Carbondale-Harrisburg Coach Line
Greenville-Dayton Transportation Co.
Hines Coach Lines
Illini Swallow Lines
Indiana Motor Bus
Ohio Bus Line
Short Way Lines

Additional Bus Companies

Early Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Bus companies listed in early Annual Reports of the Indiana Public Service 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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