News Release

News Release

Media Contact: Greyhound Media Relations
513-362-4600

 
Hoosier Ride Bus Service Connects More than 30 Indiana Cities
 
DALLAS (April 6, 2010) – More than 30 Indiana communities now have a

new public transportation option for connecting with other parts of

the state, as well across the country. A public-private partnership

between Greyhound Lines, Inc., the Indiana Department of

Transportation (INDOT) and Miller Trailways today officially launched

the Hoosier Ride intercity bus service.

“Hoosier Ride is an important service that allows customers the

freedom to travel at their convenience,” said Dave Leach, president

and CEO of Greyhound. “With more than 2,300 destinations throughout

North America, Greyhound is an economical, flexible transportation

option for those throughout the state. We are pleased to work with

Miller Trailways and INDOT on this important venture.”

Since January, Hoosier Ride has expanded into five regional fixed

routes that are timed to connect with existing Greyhound national

service in Evansville; Indianapolis; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.

and South Bend. Hoosier Ride operates at least one trip daily in each

direction using Miller Trailways’ fleet of charter buses. Scheduling

information about the routes listed below is available at

www.hoosierride.com/schedules.asp.

• Muncie to Indianapolis: Stops along S.R. 67 in Anderson, Pendleton

and Fortville

• Seymour to Indianapolis: Stops along U.S. 31 in Columbus,

Edinburgh, Franklin and Greenwood

• Kalamazoo, Mich., to Indianapolis: Stops along U.S. 20 and U.S. 31

in Elkhart, South Bend, Lakeville, LaPaz, Plymouth, Rochester, Peru,

Kokomo and Carmel

• Morganfield, Ky., to Louisville, Ky.: Stops along I-64 in

Evansville, Jasper, Ferdinand and Corydon

• Evansville to Indianapolis: Stops along U.S. 41, U.S. 150 and S.R.

37 in Princeton, Vincennes, Washington, Loogootee, Shoals, Paoli,

Orleans, Mitchell, Bedford, Bloomington and Martinsville

“By providing transportation options to work, airports, schools, and

other vital public and private services, Hoosier Ride improves the

quality of life and promotes growth of our economy,” said Reginald

Addy, Miller Trailways’ director of business development. “Intercity

bus service is economical, fuel efficient and provides an important

travel option for families, senior citizens, students who don’t drive,

are without a personal vehicle, or just want to sit back and enjoy the

ride.”

Hoosier Ride tickets and can be purchased individually, or as

connections for national Greyhound service, through any of the methods

listed below. In the future, Hoosier Ride hopes to open additional

ticketing terminals along its routes and offer the ability to purchase

tickets directly through Greyhound online or over the phone.

• Online at www.hoosierride.com/ticketing

• In person at Miller Trailways ticketing terminals in Bloomington,

Kokomo, Muncie and Princeton or Greyhound ticketing terminals in

Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, Marion,

South Bend and Terre Haute.

• Climbing aboard a Hoosier Ride bus at one of its more than 30 stops

across the state and riding the route until tickets can be purchased

at one of the terminals listed above. Drivers do not carry cash and

are not able to sell tickets.

• Calling Miller Trailways at (800) 544-2383

Hoosier Ride is partially funded with a $2 million Federal Rural

Transit grant administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation

(INDOT). Greyhound tickets purchased in conjunction with the Hoosier

Ride service helps finance the matching funds required under this

Federal program.

Each year the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) administers

more than $40 million in state funds and more than $40 million in

federal funds that help offset operating expenditures for more than 60

urban and rural transit systems. Miller Trailways has provided

reliable charter bus service in Indiana for more than 25 years, and

also operates IndyGo Commuter Express (ICE) routes that connect

downtown Indianapolis with suburbs of Carmel and Fishers.

About Greyhound

Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus

transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations across the

continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX) and

charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets

call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com. Follow

Greyhound on Twitter for the latest news and travel deals,

http://twitter.com/GreyhoundBus.

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