Trans-Bridge Lines is currently transitioning to a reservation-based system.
On Monday, April 3, we began operating our Doylestown/Flemington Schedules under this system.
This means passengers must book their boarding passes for the exact day and time they intend to travel.
With a reservation, passengers have confirmed seating for the bus run they have purchased.
Wall Street Schedule and Allentown/Clinton/New York Schedules
Note: These schedules will continue to operate with first-come, first-served seating.
The advance purchase of tickets does not guarantee seating on these schedules.
In order to prepare for traveling under a reservation system, please be aware of these key points and terms of ticket use:
- Be sure to book the exact day and time you intend to board. If your travel plans change, you will be required to reschedule your boarding pass to the correct run. Customers with tickets for another run, who wish to board, will be considered standby passengers.
- Standby passengers are defined as passengers arriving without a ticket, an incorrect ticket, a New Jersey Transit ticket, or those who intend to pay a Cash Fare.
- Standby passengers will have the opportunity to purchase their tickets online via their smartphones if there is seat availability. If there is no seat availability, standby passengers will need to purchase a ticket for the next available bus. They may board the booked bus if a confirmed passenger does not arrive within five minutes of departure. At that time, the driver will scan your ticket for the later departure and allow you to board.
- Passengers booked for any run should arrive within five minutes of departure to avoid losing their seat to a standby passenger.
- If you cannot make your scheduled run, you are expected to reschedule the ticket or it becomes null and void after the original run date.
- There will be an extended grace period during this transition period, however, all One-Way and Round-Trip tickets will no longer be valid for six months.
- Commuters have 16 hours to reschedule boarding passes. After that time, the boarding pass will become null and void, as the scheduled run was reserved for you and unused, representing the loss of a sold seat on the run.
- One-Way and Round-Trip tickets are valid for the date and time of travel and will become null and void if not used on that date, as the scheduled run was reserved for you and unused, representing the loss of a sold seat on the run.
- One-Way and Round-Trip tickets may be rescheduled up to 30 minutes before departure.
- Commuter Passes will continue to be valid for the same periods of time, depending on the number of trips purchased:
– 30 calendar days on 10 and 20-trip passes
– 33 calendar days on 30-trip passes
– 34 calendar days on 40-trip passes
- Reservations offer confirmed seating on the bus, but not a particular seat.
All other schedules (Wall Street, Newark Airport, Wind Creek, and Allentown/Clinton) will continue to be boarded/seated on a first-come, first-served basis until further notice. We cannot confirm seating on these schedules at this time. The advance purchase of tickets is still highly recommended, but the advance purchase of paper or electronic tickets does not reserve or confirm seating.
- When traveling from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on the Doylestown/Flemington Schedule, we encourage passengers to book their tickets online. Any tickets purchased at the New Jersey Transit ticket windows will be considered standby seating until we convert our ticket sales at the location.
- Once our passengers are accustomed to working within the perimeters of reservation-based bookings on this schedule, we will add our Wall Street, Newark Airport, Wind Creek, and Allentown/Clinton Schedules.
- Trans-Bridge Lines will be flexible with ticket use during our transition to a reservations-only system. We will work together with our passengers to address all questions, concerns, and situations that may arise.