INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

TENNESSEE

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 Kentucky)

Beginning in 1929, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Tennessee Railroad Commission, later the Tennessee Public Service Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Atlantic Greyhound Lines
Dixie Greyhound Lines
Southeastern Greyhound Lines

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

Central Bus Lines/Central Trailways
Crescent Stages/Crescent Trailways
Indianapolis & Southeastern Railroad/Southeastern Trailways
Smoky Mountain Stages/Smoky Mountain Trailways
Southern Bus Lines/Southern Trailways
Tennessee Coach Co.

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Bowling Green-Hopkinsville Bus Co.
Bristol-Jenkins Bus Line
Cherokee Motor Coach Lines
Gulf Transport Co.
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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