Orange Belt Stages
Orange Belt Stages (OBS) is a bus company based in Visalia, California. OBS was incorporated on November 30, 1935, and offers charters anywhere in the United States and Canada, as well as scheduled runs in California and to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company had its beginning in 1916, when Cyril Haworth began a taxi service in Kern County, California. Cyril "Pop" Haworth had 3 sons, two of whom ran the company. Thoburn (T.S.) ran the Visalia branch while Bryan ran the Bakersfield branch until he was bought out in the mid 1970s. T.S.' son Michael has run the company from Visalia since 1980. The headquarters is in Visalia with branches in Fresno and Bakersfield.
The routes have diminished. Go to http://www.orangebelt.com/ for current routes.
OBS also owns Orange Belt Adventures, a travel agency offering tours and charters.