Roughly two years ago, Trans-Bridge Lines experienced a driver shortage which subsequently led to frequently combined or cancelled bus runs. Since then, we have done our best to bring in qualified, safe drivers in an effort to continue service for all our passengers. Unfortunately, we are still recovering from this initial shortage and this comes with its obstacles.
Due to the nature of this job, hiring and retaining qualified drivers with good driving records and customer service skills is no easy feat. Recently, Trans-Bridge Lines lost a significant number of drivers for reasons beyond our control. In 2018 alone, (5) of our drivers have been placed on medical leave while we’ve lost others due to individual violations against the Department of Transportation (DOT). We have also had drivers resign to take on full-time work elsewhere.
Due to this, we’ve once again, begun cancelling and combining bus runs out of necessity.
That being said, we’d like to assure you that we’re digging in our heels and doing our best to bring in new drivers who will continue to provide the high standard of service we pride ourselves for.
We thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this difficult situation.
New Schedule Effective Monday, March 5, 2018
Our new schedule is effective, Monday, March 5. There are minor changes, which are as follows:
Allentown / Clinton / New York Run 125: PABT arrival time was pushed back 10 minutes to 9:20a
Doylestown / Flemington / New York Run 17: The departure times from ABE, S. Bethlehem and Quakertown were adjusted 5 min. earlier: New times: ABE: 7:10 am S. Bethlehem: 7:30 am Quakertown: 8:00 am
Run 23: The departure times from ABE, S. Bethlehem and Quakertown were adjusted 5 min. earlier: New times: ABE: 2:20 pm S. Bethlehem: 2:40 pm Quakertown: 3:10 pm
ATTENTION QUAKERTOWN RIDERS: The Quakertown Stop will relocate as Monday, March 5, 2018 to near 60 4th Street, Quakertown PA 18951, just outside the Bucks County Transportation Office’s parking lot. There will be a Trans-Bridge Lines’ posted sign in the sidewalk. The stop is on the opposite side of the street of the Sunoco Gas Station. Also, we’ve heard your concerns with the Quakertown ticket agent, and are exploring our options. Please be alert to the possible change. We will send out an update when this happens, or you could check out website.
A Reminder to Check Our Twitter
As a reminder, any updates regarding cancellations or changes in service will be posted exclusively to our Twitter page @TransBridgeBus.
Please be sure to regularly check our feed prior to your departure for any potential cancellations or changes in service.
Don’t have a Twitter account? No to worry! Our Twitter feed is also view-able on the ‘Alerts’ page of our website: http://transbridgelines.com/alerts.html
A Note on WageWorks Transit Debit Cards
As you may know, due to an operational issue with WageWorks Commuter Transit Cards, the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is unable to accept this form of payment at this time.
Trans-Bridge Lines is working closely with WageWorks to determine the problem and resolve this issue. In the meantime, should you wish to use your WageWorks Commuter Transit Card, you may do so at one of the following
Authorized Ticket Agents: Lehigh Valley Industrial Park (LVIP) 2012 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610)-868-6001
Easton Intermodal Transportation Center 123 South 3rd Street, Suite 200, Easton, PA 18042 (610) 923-6835
For updates regarding this matter, follow us on Twitter @TransBridgeBus or visit the ‘Alerts’ page of our website: transbridgelines.com/alerts We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve this issue.
You can access our holiday schedule any time, by clicking here. The next scheduled holiday is Good Friday. Per our schedule, we will be operating a modified schedule on Friday, March 31, 2018.
Our monthly commuter fares are located on the Commuter Fare page of our website, located here. Information on round-trip and one-way tickets is located on the All Fares page, located here.