Chicago Motor Coach Company

Chicago Motor Coach Company

The Chicago Motor Coach Company was founded in 1917 by John D. Hertz to provide Chicago's first bus transportation services, primarily in places where streetcars were not able to travel. The company grew rapidly and was purchased by the Chicago Transit Authority in 1952.


John D. Hertz founded the Chicago Motor Coach Company in 1917 to run bus transport services in Chicago.[1] During the period that he was running this company he was actively involved with many other transport businesses, including taxicab operation, taxicab manufacture, car rental and the manufacture of coaches and later cars.

He then formed the Yellow Coach Manufacturing Company in 1923 as a subsidiary of the Yellow Cab Company to manufacture buses, many of which were used by the Chicago Coach Company.[2] Hertz sold a majority interest in the Yellow Coach Manufacturing Company to General Motors in 1925 and then the balance in 1943.

By the mid-1920s, the Chicago Coach Company operated with 423 buses and 1,800 employees serving 134 street miles within the city.

In 1952, the company was purchased by the Chicago Transit Authority.[1]


  1. ^ a b "CTA Marks 50 Years as Chicago's Major Public Transit Provider". 
  2. ^ Yellow Coach Buses 1923 Through 1943: Photo Archive. 2001. p. 8. ISBN 1583880542. 

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