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Comprehensive Omnibus Corporation was a bus operator in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It was an affiliate of East Side Omnibus Corporation, organized in 1933, one year after the East Side company, by the same people. It operated three routes, all crosstown, two of which were taken over from Green Bus Lines when GBL was given franchises in Queens.

Comprehensive and East Side Omnibus were coordinated in their transfer policy with New York City Omnibus Co., all three companies exchanging transfers among their routes, even though Comprehensive and East Side were entirely independent in ownership from NYCO.

Both Comprehensive and East Side went bankrupt in 1948, and their routes were taken over by New York City, operated by the Board of Transportation (which later became a State operation, the New York City Transit Authority).


The following routes were operated by Comprehensive Omnibus Corp:

Franchise Number Current Number Route Name Previous bus operator Previous streetcar operator
M1M22Madison-Chambers CrosstownGreen(never a streetcar)
M3M2749th-50th Sts. CrosstownGreen(never a streetcar)
M7M6666th St. Crosstown(none)(never a streetcar)