Trans-Bridge Lines of Bethlehem said it has reached an agreement with two other bus companies to broaden the choices for commuters taking the bus between the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia.
Lehigh Valley commuters to Philadelphia have had fewer options since the closure of Bieber Transportation Group of Kutztown earlier this year.
The three companies, Trans-Bridge, Martz Trailways of Wilkes-Barre and Fullington Trailways of Lewistown will be cross-honoring tickets so passengers traveling south or north on the Philadelphia route will be able to ride with any of the companies regardless of which bus service they hold a ticket for.
This will give passengers a greater range of schedules to choose from.
According to their websites, Martz has stops in Allentown and Quakertown and Fullington has stops in Allentown and Jim Thorpe.
Trans-Bridge noted that because its commuter-book tickets are discounted, the other two lines will add a $5 surcharge to Trans-Bridge commuter-book ticket holders.
Passengers are expected to pay in exact change. For safety reasons, drivers won’t have cash on hand to break larger bills.