Berks

Sold out: Klein fills 7 buses for trip to Super Bowl parade

Parade set to start at 11 a.m. Thursday

AMITY TWP., Pa. - A Berks County bus company has been "overwhelmed by the amazing response" from Philadelphia Eagles fans looking for a ride to the Super Bowl parade on Thursday.

Klein Transportation said Tuesday that it is unable to accept any additional passengers on its waiting list.

"We are thrilled to be taking over 200 Eagles fans to the parade on Thursday," the Amity Township-based company said in a post on its Facebook page.

The company quickly filled up seven buses after announcing the $30 roundtrip offer Monday morning.

One other option for fans is Kutztown-based Bieber Transportation Group, which is adding buses to its Runs #303 and #306. Bieber said it will have to cancel its Runs #304 and #305 because of the routing and timing of the parade.

The parade is set to start at 11 a.m. Thursday and follow a five-mile route from South Broad Street and Pattison Avenue to the steps of the Art Museum of Philadelphia, where a ceremony is set to get underway at 1 p.m.

The city's mayor, Jim Kenney, said he expects the number of people on hand to watch the parade will be higher than that for the 2008 Phillies World Series parade, specifically mentioning fans who will be coming from Berks County and the surrounding areas.

"You have to remember, the fan base is Delaware, New Jersey, Lehigh Valley, you know, Allentown, Reading," Kenney told Sports Radio 94WIP's Angelo Cataldi. "There's a big wide stretch of folks who love the Eagles."

SEPTA will be offering free rides on its Market-Frankford and Broad Street subway lines, courtesy of Independence Blue Cross.


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