INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

NORTH CAROLINA

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 South Carolina)

Beginning in 1925, intrastate bus service was regulated by the North Carolina Corporation Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Atlantic Greyhound Lines

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Carolina Coach Co./Carolina Trailways
Carolina Scenic Coach Lines/Carolina Scenic Trailways
Carolina-Tennessee Coach Co.
Queen City Coach/Queen City Trailways
Smoky Mountain Stages/Smoky Mountain Trailways
Virginia Stage Lines/Virginia Trailways

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Colonial Bus Lines
Seashore Transportation Co.

Additional Bus Companies

Early Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Bus companies certified by the North Carolina Utilities 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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