Transport: Omnibusiness

When, following the War, the first few scattered bus lines strung short networks along rural roads, trolley cars, interurban electric lines and railroads had already pre-empted the best U. S. transportation routes. Slim indeed seemed the prospects of the infant bus industry. Last year the onetime infant had driven trolleys entirely out of 434 cities, had $690,000,000 worth of equipment, operated 1,389.000 miles of route, carried over 3,000,000,000 passengers, and its 4,780 bus companies had an aggregate income of $467,000,000. Of the 124,000 busses in service, 46,750 run on scheduled lines, about 75,000...

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