INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

KENTUCKY

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.

(map also includes Tennessee)

Beginning in 1924, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Kentucky Railroad Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Dixie Greyhound Lines
Great Lakes Greyhound Lines of Indiana
Southeastern Greyhound Lines

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Central Bus Lines/Central Trailways
Consolidated Bus Lines/Consolidated Trailways
Indianapolis & Southeastern Railroad/Southeastern Trailways
Southern Bus Lines/Southern Trailways

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Black Brothers Lines
Bowling Green-Hopkinsville Bus Co.
Gulf Transport Co.
Owensboro-Central City-Greenville Bus Lines
Short Way Lines
Western Kentucky Stages

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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