Companies offer to replace Bieber routes to Philly, New York

Bus companies taking collaborative approach

With the sudden ending of service provided by the Berks County-based Bieber bus company, other bus companies around the region are stepping in to fill the void.

Bieber announced Friday is closing of the company after 72 years in service, bringing to an end bus service to and from Philadelphia and New York City.

Klein Transportation, headquartered in Amity Township, said it is partnering with OurBus to provide daily express bus service along the same route previously offered by Bieber.

Additionally, Trans-Bridge said its buses and buses from Fullington Trailways, Martz Trailways and Greyhound Bus will be providing service and routes to facilitate needs.

Fullington Trailways currently offers service from the Allentown Bus Terminal and Quakertown, Bucks County (100 North West End Boulevard) to Philadelphia.

Martz Trailways, which also serves the Allentown Bus Terminal, will be adding Quakertown park-and- ride to its route stops, as well as another run.

Greyhound Bus runs out of the Easton Intermodal Transportation Center to Philadelphia.

Clydesdale Lines has announced new transportation plans to Philadelphia.

Transport Azumah said it will begin express service from Reading to New York City.

Trans-Bridge Lines is also offering service from Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA/ABE) in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, and Bethlehem Transportation Center to Doylestown, Bucks County, where SEPTA trains can be boarded to Philadelphia. Cost for this bus service is $4 one-way or $8 roundtrip.

Trans-Bridge and LANTA can connect Bethlehem passengers to the Allentown Bus Terminal as well. From there, passengers can take a Fullington or Martz Trailways bus onto Philadelphia.

Trans-Bridge Lines operates from Wescosville, Lehigh County, and Hellertown, Northampton County, to New York City with eight weekday trips and has the capacity to accommodate former Bieber passengers.

Trans-Bridge will have additional buses available to handle the increase in passengers. Commuter needs will continue to be monitored, and additional runs or schedule modifications will be considered as future needs are determined.

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