TRANS-BRIDGE LINES OBSERVES SAFETY WEEK:
“WHEN IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT!”
“WHEN IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT!”
Bethlehem, PA – Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc. has held a Safety Day for its employees for the past 24
years. This year, for its 25th, the day was revamped into Safety Week with the slogan “When it
doubt, check it out!” The weeklong activities were held Monday, April 22 through Friday, April
26. Safety Week continues with the tradition of focusing on safety in every situation and a
dedication by the management team to all employees, passengers and the community in which
The week was highlighted by several safety sessions in which Tom JeBran, president, and Jim
JeBran, executive vice president and treasurer, addressed all employees including drivers, office
and shop staff. The sessions occurred at the Port Authority Bus Terminal meeting room and the
Trans-Bridge Lehigh Valley Industrial Park offices respectively. Tom spoke on the company’s
accomplishments, challenges and goals for the future. Employees’ were honored for their
achievements in safety and attendance, receiving certificates and pins engraved with their years
of safe service. Drivers with safe records ranged from 1 year to an impressive 43 years. After
each session, employees were treated to a catered meal provided by the company.
The week’s events focused on many facets, which together, presented a complete safety
mindset. This included a fire drill, an overview of CPR procedures and guest speakers. Keynote
speakers were Christopher Rotondo, division administrator, FMCSA – New Jersey, USDOT /
FMCSA and Sergeant Kevin Conrad of the Bethlehem Police Department. Rotondo spoke of the
importance of following regulations and being on the offensive in sighting human trafficking
through Busing on the Lookout (BOTL). Conrad did a video presentation on what individuals can
do in an emergency situation. Mark Kleibscheidel of Cetronia Ambulance finished the weeklong
events on Friday, giving the Trans-Bridge staff an overview of how to administer CPR using a
dummy prop to show the Hands-Only CPR method. Kleibscheidel also brought an AED
(automated external defibrillator) machine to demonstrate its importance in saving lives and
ease of use.
Scott Clark, Trans-Bridge Lines’ Safety and Training Manager, and Brendan Stanczyk, Safety and
Training Supervisor, also updated fellow employees on certifications, current initiatives, and
future trainings. Stanczyk produced a video featuring several clips of real life traffic accidents and
pedestrian strikes that emphasized the importance of being alert and aware of one’s
surroundings at all times.
Throughout Safety Week, JeBran conveyed to the company the importance of the Trans-Bridge
Vision: “Our commitment to our customer’s satisfaction and safety leave no acceptable
alternative in the transportation market.” He further emphasized the core values in place to
support that Vision: Trust, Teamwork, Employee Success, Customer Service and Social
Trans-Bridge Lines, and its related company Lehigh Valley Motorcoach, operate daily bus service
to New York City, Newark and JFK Airports from the Lehigh Valley and Doylestown area and
provide charter coach service, including a 24-passenger luxury coach. Trans-Bridge also offers
daily trips to the Manhattan and Bayonne, NJ piers, as well as daily commuter service to
Philadelphia, Lower Manhattan, Wall Street and Jersey City. Trans-Bridge Tours, Inc., an affiliated
company, offers deluxe One-Day Tours, Multi-Day Tours, Air and Cruise Vacations, and Atlantic
City and Pennsylvania casino trips.
President Tom JeBran addresses Trans-Bridge Lines bus drivers during a Safety Week session at
the Port Authority Bus Terminal meeting room in New York City on Tuesday, April 23.
Romario Relosa, left, receives his certificate for 2 years of safe driving. Presenting Romario’s
certificate is Trans-Bridge Lines Directior of Operations Mark Ertel.
From left: Safety and Training Supervisor Brendan Stanczyk, Safety and Training Manager Scott
Clark, Motorcoach Driver Carlos Delgado and President Tom JeBran. Delgado received
congratulations and was presented with his certificate and engraved pin for 11 safe years.
David Volk, third from left, received his safety award for an impressive 43 years of safe driving
with Trans-Bridge Lines. His certificate was proudly presented by Safety and Training Supervisor
Brendan Stanczyk, Safety and Training Manager Scott Clark, and President Tom JeBran.
Sergeant Kevin Conrad of the Bethlehem Police Department speaks to Trans-Bridge employees
about what to do in an emergency situation.