Good news for New York City commuters who had been taking Bieber Tourways buses into the city. The Kutztown-based company announced this afternoon that it will be continuing its service to the city, it just will no longer be dropping and picking up passengers at the Port Authority bus terminal.
Earlier this week the Port Authority said it terminated the bus company’s contract to use the terminal because of non-payment of bills.
The bus company said it would work to find an alternate pick-up and drop-off site, and it has.
It will now be using the southeast corner of 383 Madison Ave. at E. 47th St. as the pick-up and drop-off locations. The schedule will remain the same and passengers can buy tickets at Port Authority at the Academy and Adironack windows. Commuter tickets are still being honored.
The company said it will allow passengers to purchase cash tickets at the pick-up locations for a limited time.
Trans-Bridge Lines of Bethlehem worked out a deal with the port authority Wednesday to take over Gate 19 at the Port Authority, which had been Bieber’s spot. It added New York City lines from Wescosville and Hellertown to meet the demand it expected from Bieber’s loss of the Port Authority site.
The company, however, said it would not be taking over Bieber’s Berks County service.
This option will allow Bieber to continue to serve its Berks customers, which would have been left without service had an alternative not been found.
Bieber will also be running its normal Wescosville and Hellertown service to the new drop-off location.