Passengers headed to New York City on Bieber buses will now be dropped off at the Port Imperial Dock in Weehawken, N.J. and take a ferry into the city beginning today.
Bieber buses are no longer making curbside stops on Madison Avenue and West 31st Street, until the Kutztown-based company obtains a permit, according to news reports.
Steven Haddad, president of Bieber Transportation Group, said the new drop-off location was a way to bypass the traffic jams caused by construction on Route 495 near the Lincoln Tunnel, reports said.
It was the latest change to Bieber’s drop-off location in New York City since the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced in July Bieber could no longer use its Manhattan bus terminal because the company owes $214,000.
Bieber will drop off and pick up passengers at the Port Imperial Dock, where they will switch to a NY Waterway ferry that takes them across the Hudson River to the Midtown/39th St. Pier.
The ferry tickets are included in the cost of bus ticket and include free bus service on the Manhattan side.
Bieber is seeking a permit for a permanent curbside location in New York City that is in “close proximity to subway and mass transit,” according to its website.
After Bieber was prohibited from stopping at the Port Authority terminal, its buses had been making curbside stops on Madison Avenue and West 31st Street.
Trans-Bridge Lines Inc., of Bethlehem, is now using Bieber’s former Gate 19 at the Port Authority bus terminal and began offering service from the park and ride stops in Wescosville and Hellertown.