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SEPTA, Bieber Tourways partner to add cross-country travel

Posted on March 24, 2011

New York. Washington, D.C., Los Angeles. All major destinations you'd expect to find on a travel menu — provided you're at an airport or big-city transportation hub.

Montgomery County residents, however, now have these travel options available at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Norristown Transportation Center, thanks to a partnership with Bieber Tourways Inc. Bieber, a private, nationwide coach operator, recently opened a bus terminal in the center's new garage.

Bieber, SEPTA, state, county and city officials gathered with community members and other local dignitaries for a ribbon cutting at the Bieber Terminal on Tuesday.

"The addition of the Bieber Tourways Terminal offers exciting new travel options at the Norristown Transportation Center," said SEPTA GM Joseph M. Casey. "SEPTA is proud to be part of the effort that made this possible."

Plans for a private bus terminal offering nationwide travel options were included in plans for SEPTA's 522-space parking garage at the Norristown Transportation Center, which opened in June 2008. Now — thanks to a unique, cooperative effort that included funding from the federal, state and local levels — riders can embark on cross-country trips from the same facility they use for their daily commutes.

The Bieber Terminal opened its doors to customers in February 2011. Already, more than 900 passengers a week are boarding buses heading to major cities, college towns and many points in between. This bustling activity fits right in at the Norristown Transportation Center, which is one of SEPTA's busiest transit hubs, serving 6,000 customers each weekday.

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