Need transportation? Bus service from Lehigh Valley to Wall Street resumes.
Trans-Bridge Lines plans to resume service to the Wall Street section of Lower Manhattan, starting Monday.
Trans-Bridge Lines will begin Wall Street service with two eastbound and two westbound trips, Monday through Friday. Full schedules are posted here.
The road was suspended during the March 2020 closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The resumption of service comes exactly one year after Trans-Bridge resumed limited service to the New York Port Authority bus terminal on June 8, 2020.
Trans-Bridge Lines chairman Tom JeBran said in a statement the time has come to resume service on Wall Street, noting that many pandemic restrictions have been lifted in New York City. This includes fully vaccinated travelers entering New York from another state territory who no longer need testing or quarantine, as of April 10, according to the most recent guidelines.
Quarantine, according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is however still recommended for travelers who are not fully vaccinated or who have not recovered from laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in the previous three months. Face masks – when boarding, en route, and disembarking – are also still required when traveling by bus through September 2021, as per federal guidelines.
“… Employees are starting to return to workplaces in person,” JeBran said, noting that a recent passenger survey showed that enough commuters were using the commutes to justify the return to service.
He added that any adjustments to Wall Street’s schedule will be made as momentum builds.
“We hope that as fall approaches more and more workers will need transportation from the Lehigh Valley and Clinton, New Jersey area to Wall Street,” he said. “We will be closely monitoring the number of passengers on these routes. “
Trans-Bridge is also continuing its daily disinfection of all buses, optimizing airflow and hydrostatically spraying coaches with an antimicrobial solution, killing 99% of viruses for 90 days, including the virus that causes COVID-19.
“Our goal is to provide reliable transportation to the communities we serve while following best practices for our passengers and employees,” said Mark Ertel, COO of Trans-Bridge Lines.
The company is currently celebrating 80 years, established in 1941. Along with its related company, Lehigh Valley Motorcoach, it provides daily service to New York and Newark Airport from the Lehigh Valley and Clinton, New Jersey area.
Weekday service is available to Wall Street from the Lehigh Valley and Clinton, New Jersey area. Charter services for business groups, schools and organizations are tailor-made for day, night, and live sporting events.
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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann can be reached at [email protected].