Jefferson Lines History

Our Busses Through Generations

1924

Named after the Jefferson Highway, a north-south route that ran from Winnipeg, Canada, south to New Orleans, Louisiana, Jefferson Lines was created to make safe, convenient intercity bus travel accessible for people throughout the nation's heartland.

Founded in 1919, Jefferson Lines has a rich history of civic and 1978philanthropic involvement in the communities it serves. Jefferson Lines continues to be family-owned and operated, and today is managed by the third generation of the Zelle family to actively participate in the business.

Jefferson Lines is a member of the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, National Tour Association, 2000and many other local visitor associations and chambers of commerce.

Jefferson maintains regulatory authorities for its routes and complies with all operational standards mandated by federal agencies (such as the Office of Motor Carriers), including all safety, environmental and A.D.A. requirements.

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