Greyhound Drivers and Mechanics Ratify New Contract



    DALLAS, June 22 /CNW/ - Greyhound Lines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Laidlaw International, Inc. (NYSE:  LI), tonight released the following
statement from Steve Gorman, president and chief executive officer.

    "We have been informed by the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union
(ATU) National Local 1700 that the members have ratified a new contract with
the company. The ratification of the new contract is good news for our
dedicated employees and the company.

    "The company was committed throughout the negotiation process to provide
a fair and equitable agreement for our represented employees, while at the
same time ensure that we would be able to maintain financial stability and
continue to invest in the business. We are pleased that this contract has been
ratified so we now can focus 100 percent on running the business and improving
the customer travel experience."

    The contract is effective June 1, 2007 and expires on Jan. 31, 2010. The
agreement includes a 3-percent wage increase for drivers each year, a 75-cent
per hour increase for mechanics each year and an increase in the company's
contribution to the health and welfare plan. The ATU represents approximately
3,300 employees, including 3,000 drivers and about half of the company's
mechanics.

    Certain statements contained in the press release, including statements
that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements made under the
safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of
terminology such as: believe, hope, may, anticipate, should, intend, plan,
will, expect, estimate, continue, project, positioned, strategy and similar
expressions. Such statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and
assumptions that include, but are not limited to:

    --  Risks and uncertainties related to the proposed merger with
FirstGroup, including but not limited to receiving approval from the required
regulatory agencies as well as other customary closing conditions; and

    --  The potential for rising labor costs and actions taken by organized
labor unions.

    Should these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying
assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those
indicated. In light of these risks and uncertainties you are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Laidlaw undertakes
no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised,
however, to consult any further disclosures Laidlaw makes on related subjects
as may be detailed in Laidlaw's other filings made from time to time with the
SEC.

    Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus
transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with nearly 13,000 daily
departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound
PackageXpress (GPX), as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: charters,
sightseeing and shore services. For fare and schedule information and to buy
tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.

    Laidlaw International, Inc. is a holding company for North America's
largest providers of school and inter-city bus transport services and a
leading supplier of public transit services. The company's businesses operate
under the brands: Laidlaw Education Services, Greyhound Lines, Greyhound
Canada and Laidlaw Transit. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE:  LI). For more information on Laidlaw International, visit the
Web site: www.laidlaw.com.




For further information:

For further information: Greyhound Lines, Inc. Kim Plaskett,
972-789-7202 or Laidlaw International, Inc. Jeff McDougle, 630-848-3146

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