INTERCITY BUS ROUTES - HISTORY

WISCONSIN

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 1915, intrastate bus service was regulated by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.


GREYHOUND BUS COMPANIES

Northland Greyhound Lines

INDEPENDENT BUS COMPANIES

Cardinal Lines
Peoria Rockford Bus Co.
Swenson Coach Lines
Wisconsin Michigan Coaches

Additional Bus Companies

Early Certificates of Convenience and Necessity

Bus companies certified by the Wisconsin Railroad Commission, later Wisconsin Public Service Commission.

Obscure Interurban/Intercity Bus Companies

Milwaukee Area
Additional Areas

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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