INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

TEXAS

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.

Western Texas

Eastern Texas

Beginning in 1927, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Southwestern Greyhound Lines

TRAILWAYS BUS COMPANIES

American Buslines
Bowen Motor Coach Co./Continental Trailways
Dixie Motor Coach/Dixie Trailways
Missouri Pacific Bus Lines/Missouri Pacific Trailways
Panhandle Stages/Panhandle Trailways
Santa Fe Trail Transportation/Santa Fe Trailways
Union Bus Lines/Union Trailways

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Arrow Coach Lines
Baygent Coaches
Central Texas Bus Lines
Kerrville Bus Co.
Mid-Continent Coaches
New Mexico Transportation Co.
Oklahoma Transportation Co.
TNM&O Coaches
Winter Garden Bus Line

Additional Bus Companies

Bus Lines Evolving From Interurban Railways

Dallas
Fort Worth
Houston

Replacement bus operations were provided either by the interurban railway company, or a new bus company.

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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