About Trans-Bridge Lines
Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc. was founded in 1941 by A. J. Ferraro and other members of his family. The company operated local transit service as well as charters and tour excursions from Port Colden, New Jersey to Easton, Pennsylvania, serving Washington and Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and eventually Allentown, Pennsylvania. Ferraro founded his Phillipsburg based lines when he took over the New Jersey Interurban Coach Company. In 1923 this company had purchased a trolley company the Northampton, Easton, and Washington Traction Company which was established in 1906. New Jersey Interurban eventually replaced its trolley cars with coaches which first operated on February 7, 1925. A. J. Ferraro had many years of experience in the bus business, beginning in 1915. He was a driver, manager, consultant, partner, and owner of various bus companies in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
In 1981, Trans-Bridge Lines and Tri-City Coach Lines, an additional family-owned charter coach company based in Bethlehem, merged and moved to a new facility in Bethlehem's Lehigh Valley Industrial Park. The second generation now owned and managed the companies.
Over the years the business grew to include daily service to New York City, Atlantic City, and Newark, and JFK Airports. After the acquisition of West Hunterdon Transit Company in 1991 and Jim Thorpe Transportation (Lehigh Valley Motorcoach) in 1997, the service area now covers the entire Lehigh Valley, New Hope, Doylestown, and Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Clinton, Flemington and Lambertville, New Jersey regions.
Tom JeBran, President of Trans-Bridge Lines, is a current board member, and a past-president! His brother, Jim JeBran is Executive Vice President, and Treasurer of Trans-Bridge.
Trans-Bridge Lines is celebrating their 80 year anniversary this month!
Trans-Bridge Lines is located in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, at 2012 Industrial Drive, Bethlehem.