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Accor Services Re-Brands Its Transit Vouchers as Commuter Check(R) Vouchers.



LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  -- Please replace the release dated June 20, 2007 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.

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 SERVICES RE-BRANDS ITS TRANSIT VOUCHERS AS COMMUTER CHECK[R] VOUCHERS

Accor Services USA, a leader in innovative employee benefits solutions and premier provider of national commuter benefit programs, today announced that effective June 21, 2007, it is re-naming its transit vouchers, formerly called TransitChek vouchers, as Commuter Check[R] vouchers. This change reflects brand consistency with Accor's national transit benefit program, Commuter Check Benefit Solutions. Employers and employees alike will continue to derive the tax savings associated with this commuter benefit program that allows employees to pay for commuting expenses with pre-tax dollars. The TransitChek trademark continues to be owned and used by TransitCenter, Inc.

Commuter Check vouchers will be available in denominations of ten dollars ($10.00) and higher. Otherwise, the benefit program remains unchanged with the same ease of administration and use program participants enjoy today. Commuter Check vouchers branded with the TransitChek name will remain valid through to their expiration date Expiration Date

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. However, moving forward all new vouchers will be printed with the Commuter Check brand.

Commuter Check vouchers are accepted in Los Angeles and the surrounding area at over 650 retail locations including ACE Cash Express, Nix Check Cashing, Cash It Here, Ralphs and many others to pay for commuting on the following participating transit service providers: Amtrak Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corp., authorized to operate virtually all intercity passenger railroad routes in the United States. Amtrak was created by Congress in 1970 in response to more than two decades of continuous operating deficits by privately run , Antelope Valley Transit Authority Antelope Valley Transit Authority is the transit agency serving the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster and their suburbs. Antelope Valley Transit Authority is operated under contract by Veolia Transport, and is affiliated and offers connecting services with Metro and Metrolink. , Culver City Bus, Foothill Transit, Gardena Municipal Bus Lines, LADOT LADOT Los Angeles Department of Transportation , Long Beach Transit Long Beach Transit is a municipal transit company providing fixed and flexible bus transit services in Long Beach, California, United States, other communities in South and Southeast Los Angeles County and Northwestern Orange Counties. , Metro, Metrolink, Monticello Transit, Omni Trans, Orange County Transportation Authority The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the public sector transportation planning body and transit service provider for Orange County, California. Its ancestor agencies include not only the prior Orange County Transit District but also such diverse entities as , Riverside Transportation Authority, Santa Clarita Transit, Santa Monica Transit, South Coast Area Transit, Sun Bus, Enterprise Rideshare, VPSI VPSI Vanpool Service Inc.  vanpools and Access Services Inc.

"We remain committed to delivering money-saving commuter benefit programs to employers and commuters in and around Los Angeles," said Stuart Baker, vice president of marketing, Accor Services USA. "Bringing the product line under one consistent brand name eliminates the possibility of any confusion as many of our customers institute Commuter Check benefit programs in multiple locations across the country because of the administrative ease and consistency of commuter products for all employees regardless of their location."

Existing customers with questions or employers interested in more information about Commuter Check Benefit solutions should contact 800-531-2828, info@commutercheck.com or go to the web site: www.commutercheck.com.

About Commuter Check Benefit Solutions

Commuter Check Benefit Solutions is a transit and parking voucher program that allows companies to take advantage of the Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit, a federal tax incentive for employees and employers alike. Also known as IRS An abbreviation for the Internal Revenue Service, a federal agency charged with the responsibility of administering and enforcing internal revenue laws.  Code Section 132(f), the incentive allows employees to set aside up to $110 per month pre-tax for transit benefits and $215 per month pre-tax for parking benefits. In effect, employees can pay commuting and parking expenses with tax-free dollars without increasing overall compensation costs for employers. In fact, employers actually save on payroll taxes with every participating employee. For employees, this could equate to more than $1,500 in annual tax savings and employers can save eight to ten percent on payroll taxes.

About Accor Services USA

Accor Services USA is a leading transportation benefits organization in the United States and provider of Commuter Check Benefit Solutions, a nationwide transit and parking voucher program. Its mission is to provide, on a national basis, administration and program development services supporting public and private efforts to reduce traffic congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.

congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity.
, improve air quality and promote use of public transportation. For more information about Commuter Check Benefit Solutions visit www.commmutercheck.com.

About Accor

Accor, European leader in hotels and tourism, global leader in corporate services, operates in nearly 100 countries with 160,000 employees. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:

- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis ibis (ī`bĭs), common name for wading birds with long, slender, decurved bills, found in the warmer regions of both hemispheres. The body is usually about 2 ft (61 cm) long. Most ibises nest in colonies. , Red Roof Inn Red Roof Inn is a hotel chain in the United States. It is a chain trying catering to budget travelers, Red Roof properties are often distinguished by the large dark-red shingle roof that gave them their name. There are over 359 Red Roof locations in 48 states. , Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands: over 4,000 hotels and 475,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenotre;

- Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 21 million people in 35 countries benefit from Accor Services products - meal and food vouchers, people care, incentive and loyalty programs.

Commuter Check is a registered trademark of Accor Services USA. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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