A popular commuter mode of transportation between Hellertown and New York City could be disrupted in the near future.
The Bieber Transportation Group has posted an “urgent” travel alert on its website advising its riders that the “Port Authority of NY & NJ posted signs within the Bus Terminal and began handing out flyers on Wednesday, July 18, stating that Bieber Bus would no longer be operating out of the Bus Terminal effective Saturday, July 28, 2018.”
Why the Port Authority is seeking to terminate Bieber’s use of its facility is unclear.
“Bieber Tourways Management is currently diligently working on a solution to this situation, as well as seeking alternative pick up and drop off locations to utilize if it becomes necessary,” the travel alert states. “Please know Bieber Tourways is committed to providing our passengers with the best possible service and will continue to work until a suitable solution to this fluid situation is achieved.”
Bieber said it will continue to post updates on its website as new details become available.
Each week, thousands of New York-bound Bieber bus riders depart from the Hellertown Park and Ride lots along Silvex Road, just off Rt. 412 at the I-78 interchange in Bethlehem.
Bieber buses arrive at and depart from Gate 19 at the Port Authority, which is located on W. 42nd Street on Manhattan’s West Side.
According to a bus schedule effective July 8, Bieber operates 17 weekday round-trips between Hellertown and New York City and eight round-trips on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
On weekdays the buses arrive at and depart from Hellertown nearly 24 hours a day, with the first weekday bus departing the Park and Ride at 4:25 a.m. and the last returning at 2 a.m.
Tickets for the bus trips are sold at the Top Star Exxon on Main Street in Hellertown.
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