JSC „Tolimojo keleivinio transporto kompanija” TOKS was founded in 1996, but it became active on the 1st of January, 1997. For more than 50 years, JSC „Tolimojo keleivinio transporto kompanija” was a part of Vilnius bus park. The company’s bus fleet consisted of more than 600 buses which transported more than 14% of Lithuania’s long-distance passengers. Since the company’s profit went to the state and too little attention was paid to the renewal of the bus fleet and the quality of transportation and other services, it was decided to separate long-distance and international routes from Vilnius bus park and establish an independent company responsible for carrying out this activity. Vilnius bus station was equipped with two separate passenger halls, one of which had 5 ticket-booking offices where tickets can be purchased in advance and 3 ticket-booking offices for commuter routes, the other had 10 ticket-booking offices, 37 bus departure gates with 17 of those designed for commuter buses, and 20 – for long-distance and international coach connections, dispatcher office, passenger information and other services necessary for the smooth running of the bus station.