Bethlehem, PA – Trans-Bridge Lines has announced that it will begin operating limited service beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. This will provide much-needed transportation for those who need it for essential travel.
Modified schedules have been posted to the company’s website at transbridgelines.com. Adjustments will be made as New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania move to the green phase and passenger counts change.
“Seating capacity will be limited to 25 seats during our startup,” said Tom JeBran, President, “This is due to Pennsylvania regulations on social gatherings and New Jersey restrictions on transit capacity. Operating at this limited capacity is not something that is sustainable but a directive we must follow in order to offer service.”
Trans-Bridge has taken enhanced health measures for passengers and employees. Passengers are asked to follow all driver instructions and rules, both written and spoken, when traveling with the company. Drivers have received training on best practices and what is expected of them and passengers. To ensure these best practices are followed, the company requires all passengers to wear a face covering (including while riding on buses), to please not sit in the first four seats of the coach, occupy only window seats, use respectful distancing, discard of any trash in provided receptacles, and exit the bus from front to back.
Disinfectant wipes will be provided, while supplies are available, as a supplement to passenger’s own personal protection equipment. The company encourages individuals to bring gloves, hand sanitizer, wipes, the mandatory face coverings and any other supplies that are deemed necessary.
“We have put protocols in place for maintaining clean buses that include the regular disinfecting of visible touchpoints – handrails, door latches, window release bars, driver’s area and restroom surfaces (including door handles) during layovers,” JeBran said.
Trans-Bridge’s “Extreme Clean Commitment” includes upgraded cabin air filters, an emphasis on optimal air quality as cabin air is completely exchanged with fresh outside air approximately every ten minutes, and total motorcoach sanitizing fogging and wipe-down of ten critical touchpoints during layovers.
The company wishes to remind customers to actively participate in common sense practices set forth by the Center for Disease Control, such as washing hands and not traveling if an individual believes that he or she may be sick or has a temperature.
“Individuals also need to understand that Covid-19 is an extremely contagious virus and there is an inherent risk of exposure in any public place where people are gathered. By traveling, you assume that risk,” JeBran stated. “Our goal is to provide passengers with the service they require in a fully sanitized coach to ensure a clean ride. Our employees will attend daily to critical touch points in the vehicle to help protect our riders. At the end of the day, the vehicles will receive a deep, detailed disinfection to achieve our clean standard for the start of the next day.”
For decades, motor coaches have provided critical transportation as part of the nation’s infrastructure, connecting people to many of life’s important activities and events. As the nation restarts after the COVID-19 shutdown, providing this service in a clean environment will be the top priority for Trans-Bridge Lines.
10-POINT CRITICAL TOUCH DISINFECTION
✓ Entrance door surfaces.
✓ All handrails and touch surfaces used for entering and exiting vehicle.
✓ Driver area including steering wheel and all driver controls in cockpit area.
✓ Overhead handrails, parcel racks, and parcel rack handles.
✓ All seat headrests, armrests and seat belts, and reclining levers.
✓ Passenger seating area controls.
✓ Restroom door handles inside and out.
✓ All Surface areas within Restroom.
Passenger Handout - June 8 Startup