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UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) Announces Greyhound As Its First Travel Ease Partner
 

People with Disabilities to Benefit from Enhanced Travel Opportunities

DALLAS (December 4, 2000) -- UCP (United Cerebral Palsytm) announced Greyhound Lines, Inc. as its first Travel Easetm partner. Travel Ease is a program designed to enhance and improve the travel experience and opportunities for people with disabilities.

"UCP is excited to have Greyhound as its first Travel Ease partner,” said Kirsten Nyrop, executive director, UCP. “UCP will provide guidance to Greyhound on the accessibility and accommodation concerns of persons with disabilities.”

“We are delighted to work with UCP,” said Ralph Borland, vice president of marketing, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “This community is important to us, and this relationship will allow us the ability to offer better services to passengers with disabilities.”

The Travel Ease symbol denotes a level of performance and understanding of their needs; therefore, people with disabilities, their family and support persons can expect a consistent delivery of service from Greyhound Lines.

Travel Ease is granted by UCP on an exclusive basis. To receive this designation, participating companies must have taken and or plan to take clear steps to enhance their accommodations for people with disabilities.

In the future UCP intends to work with travel and destination companies -- regional, national and international – with an expressed marketing objective of becoming a carrier-of-choice for persons with disabilities.

For more information on the TravelEase program, please visit www.greyhound.com or www.ucp.org.

Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides package and courier express service, charter and tour services and food service at certain terminals.

UCP, the nation's leading health non-profit for individuals with disabilities, strives to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society. The UCP mission is to advance the independence of people with disabilities. The UCP family of 130 affiliates nationwide serves 30,000 children and adults with disabilities through a variety of programs and services. 65% of those served have a disability other than cerebral palsy.

In the U.S. for fare and schedule information call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.

In Canada, for fare and schedule information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.ca.


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