June 1 Ceremony at Golden Gate Bridge to Mark Trailways' Return to San Francisco.SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden -- Trailways, best known as North America's leading organization of independent motorcoach owners and operators, lost its 870-mile route between San Francisco and Seattle when its largest member company, the former Continental Trailways, was sold to Greyhound Lines Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. It was founded in Hibbing, Minnesota, USA, in 1914 and incorporated as "The Greyhound Corporation" in 1926. in 1987.
But Trailways left its heart in San Francisco, and absence truly has made the heart grow fonder. In a ceremony starting at 2 p.m. (PDT PDT
Pacific Daylight Time
PDT Pacific Daylight Time
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PDT ) on Thursday, June 1, at Ft. Baker at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco to Marin Co., W Calif.; built 1933–37. Its overall length is 9,266 ft (2,824 m); its main span across the strait, 4,200 ft (1,280 m), is one of the longest bridges in the world. Joseph B. , Trailways will return to the City by the Bay - in luxury style.
El Camino Lines, a prominent charter-and-tour operator based in the Bay Area for the past four decades, has been awarded a Trailways Transportation System The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 80 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchising agreement. History
The company was founded February 5, 1936 by: Burlington Transportation Company, Santa Fe Trails Transportation Company, Missouri-Pacific franchise and adopted the name El Camino Trailways. Originally limited to motorcoach companies with scheduled routes, Trailways launched a Charter and Tour Division in 1997, and since then has broadened its scope to offer not only motorcoach operations but a variety of travel-and-transportation-related services.
El Camino Trailways will bring the famous Trailways brand name back again to the roadways of California along the historic route of the El Camino Real El Camino Real (Spanish for The Royal Road or The King's Highway) was the name of a series of pre-automobile highways linking the various New World colonies of Spain:
Over the past few months, the company has increased its fleet size by 30 percent.
During the June 1 ceremony, El Camino Trailways will christen chris·ten
tr.v. chris·tened, chris·ten·ing, chris·tens
a. To baptize into a Christian church.
b. To give a name to at baptism.
a. its two newest acquisitions: 56-passenger, Setra S 417 luxury motorcoaches with sophisticated European styling. Setra is a brand of DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America.
Designed to pamper pam·per
tr.v. pam·pered, pam·per·ing, pam·pers
1. To treat with excessive indulgence: pampered their child.
2. passengers, the Setra S 417 features such comforts as panoramic-view windows, reclining seats with ample leg room and retractable re·tract
v. re·tract·ed, re·tract·ing, re·tracts
1. To take back; disavow: refused to retract the statement.
2. foot rests, a restroom and a Blaupunkt audiovisual system that includes a DVD player, a CD player and seven LCD flat-panel video monitors throughout each coach. The two new El Camino Trailways coaches also are fitted with WiFi Internet access, Direct TV, XM Radio and a GPS satellite navigation system satellite navigation system satellite n → système m de navigation par satellite .
Participating in the christening christening: see baptism. and celebration of Trailways' return to San Francisco will be:
Gale Ellsworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trailways Transportation System Dr. Andreas Strecker, President and Chief Executive Officer, DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America Patrick Scully, Chief Commercial Officer, DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America
"El Camino Trailways has a rich history in providing luxury motorcoach transportation in the Bay Area," said Scully. "We are pleased that Setra's high-end, luxurious motorcoaches will be part of this historic moment when the Trailways brand returns to San Francisco. We look forward to the continued success of El Camino Trailways."
Scully will present the keys to the new coaches to Kumar Shah, Chairman of El Camino Trailways.
Also participating from El Camino Trailways will be:
Michael Watson, Managing Director Robert Graf, Vice President of Operations Michele Twers, Director, Customer Relations Lin Henry, Director, Dispatch & Operations Jillian Caparros, Internet Marketing Manager
San Francisco civic officials, including Mayor Gavin Newsom, have been invited as well. Confirmation of their attendance is still pending.
A champagne reception with light hors d'oeuvres will follow the ceremony, from approximately 2:20 to 3 p.m.
Directions to Ft. Baker
Ft. Baker is in Marin County at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, immediately east of the Marin bridge anchorage at the north perimeter of the marina. Please refer to this Internet link for directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=internal&addtohistory =&latitude=uIXO%2bY6L%2bME%3d&longitude=3TORndfMyCaI1mTylI6MkA%3d%3d& name=Physician%20Search%20Baker%20Group&country=US&address=475%20Gate% 205%20Rd&city=Sausalito&state=CA&zipcode=94965&phone=415%2d289%2d9610& spurl=0&&q=Ft%2e%20Baker&qc=Medical%20Management%20Consultants (Due to its length, this URL URL
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About El Camino Trailways
Headquartered in South San Francisco, California South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 60,552 at the 2000 census. , El Camino Trailways provides charters for corporate and cultural events, airport transfers, 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 Thruway service, school field trips, adventure/sports outings, religious retreats and group tours to destinations throughout the San Francisco Bay area “Bay Area” redirects here. For other uses, see Bay Area (disambiguation).
The San Francisco Bay Area, colloquially known as the Bay Area or The Bay , including San Jose and Oakland. It also runs day and overnight trips to Oregon, Washington State and British Columbia as well as to national parks in Arizona Areas controlled by the National Park System include:
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For more information, please contact:
Kumar Shah, Chairman El Camino Trailways Tel: (650) 588-0256 Mobile: (408) 472-5662 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Watson, Managing Director El Camino Trailways Tel: (650) 588-0256 Mobile: (415) 272-8730 E-mail: email@example.com
About Trailways Transportation System, Inc.
Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Trailways was founded in 1936, as North America's first organization supporting and promoting independent motorcoach owners and operators. Trailways is expanding once again across the continent from east to west. Besides scheduled-route and charter-and-tour transportation, Trailways offers a variety of travel-related services, including air, rail and cruise ship connections. Besides El Camino Trailways, other Trailways transportation member-companies in California include: AmericanStar Trailways, Pismo Beach; Orange Belt Trailways, Visalia; Pacific Coachways Trailways California, Garden Grove; Amador Stages Trailways of California, Sacramento, Silver State Trailways, Placentia; and VIA Trailways, Merced. Trailways' Website address is www.trailways.com, and its toll-free number is 1-877-GoRedGo.
For more information, please contact:
Gale Ellsworth, President and CEO Trailways Transportation System Tel: (703) 691-3052 E-mail: BusTrails@trailways.com
About Setra of North America, Inc.
Setra is the worldwide leader in luxury motorcoach design, safety and technology. Setra is a brand of DaimlerChrysler and utilizes the engineering, research and development, and financial backing of the world's largest bus and motorcoach manufacturer to provide superior products worldwide. In North America, bus and motorcoach products are organized under DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America (DCCBNA), which in addition to Setra includes the Orion transit bus brand and the Dodge Sprinter shuttle bus. Setra motorcoaches are produced in Ulm, Germany, and are delivered from its North American North American
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Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: [ɡɹiːnsbʌɹəʊ]) is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. . Setra motorcoaches are supported through a comprehensive North American parts and service network. For more information, please visit www.dcbusna.com or www.setra-coaches.com
For more information, please contact:
Bryan C. Allen, Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications DaimlerChrysler Commercial Buses North America Tel: (336) 878-5437 Mobile: (336) 456-2283 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org