| November 09 2014 - Morning Call wins nine awards at state convention|
The Morning Call's coverage of Asian immigrants who ride buses from New York to Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem as a way to survive earned the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association's most prestigious honor at the group's annual convention Friday in Pittsburgh.
| July 15 2014 - Trans-Bridge bus hits 2 pedestrians in NYC|
A Trans-Bridge Lines bus crashed into two tourists in New York City Monday and one was critically injured. Police said the Bethlehem-based bus was making a left turn just before 8 a.m. around 10th Avenue and 47th Street when it hit two women, who were tourists from Spain. One of the women was pinned under the bus and the other injured her leg, and officials said neither injury was life ...
| June 24 2014 - BASD directors OK audio recordings on school buses|
In an issue that brushes the United States Constitution,¬†the Bethlehem Area School District Board of Directors approved an amendment¬†to allow audio recordings in addition to video recordings on district school buses during Monday night's meeting. The vote was 6-3 with President Michael Faccinetto and Directors Basilio Bonilla, Jr. and Rogelio Ortiz dissenting. The vote came after a¬†discussion ...
| June 06 2014 - Grant sought for Brodhead Road improvements|
Bethlehem Township hopes state will provide $3 million. A Brodhead Road more accommodating to pedestrians and mass transit and better able to handle truck traffic could be in the Bethlehem Township road's future through a $3 million state transportation grant.
| April 12 2014 - Sands Casino cracks down on bus riders|
Bethlehem casino changes bus card policy following Morning Call investigation. Twice a week for the past four years, David Kravitz has hopped on a bus from Brooklyn for the $45 in free-play money from the Sands, hoping to beat the Bethlehem casino on its video poker machines.
| March 31 2014 - Sands Bethlehem casino bus-hoppers beat odds using free money|
For some, the pursuit of the free Bethlehem casino cash becomes an all-consuming mission. It's 7 a.m. at the Sands casino bus center in south Bethlehem, and Malik Tahir is slumped across a chair when a security guard nudges him awake. There's no sleeping in the bus center, the guard tells him. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
| March 29 2014 - Asians at Sands Bethlehem casino 'ride bus to live'|
Every day, hundreds of Asians sell their Sands Bethlehem casino free-play cards moments after stepping off the bus from New York ‚ÄĒ a phenomenon that has brought cultural change to the Valley. The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
| February 28 2014 - Army women's basketball surviving this season's bumpy ride|
Because of a transmission problem, the bus carrying the Army women's basketball team back to its Bethlehem-area hotel after a morning workout on Feb. 5 at Stabler Arena was going much slower than usual. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
| February 07 2014 - Parkland scrapes by with low-tech snow-removal device for buses|
Q: I've seen publicity about a device used by the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bethlehem to remove snow and ice from the roofs of the company's tractor-trailers to comply with state law, and more importantly, to help protect all motorists. I've suggested that Lower Macungie Township officials consider requiring such devices at the current and future warehouse facilities in our township that store ...
| February 06 2014 - Storm cuts power, snarls traffic as ice grips Pa.|
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ‚ÄĒ A coating of ice and slush took down power lines and trees, closed schools and snarled traffic in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, the latest insult in what has been a long winter of weather-related injury. A crash involving a tractor-trailer and the Army women's basketball team charter bus, which had been scheduled to play Lehigh University in Bethlehem, sent more than a dozen ...
| February 06 2014 - Tractor trailer, bus carrying Army women's basketball team collide on Route 33|
A tractor trailer and charter bus carrying the Army women's basketball team collided on Route 33, between Interstate 78 and Freemansburg Avenue, in Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., trapping the truck driver in his cab. Around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday Alton Spight, 54, Blue Mountain, Mississippi, lost control of his tractor trailer, hit the back of the bus that was traveling north on the shoulder of ...
| February 05 2014 - Bus and tractor trailer collide on Route 33|
Fire crews, EMS and State Police rushed to the scene Wednesday. Around 1:15 p.m. a big-rig rear-ended a charter bus driving down Route 33 in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County. After the crash part of the highway was shut down for more than an hour. "As we were responding we were in communication with the comm center and they advised us that is was a school bus," explained Fire Chief Jamie ...
| October 23 2013 - Beth-El to host casino trip to Pennsylvania|
Congregation Beth-El will sponsor a trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., on Nov. 10. The cost is $36 and includes transportation, bagel breakfast with orange juice, snacks and water on the return, $20 in slot play and a $5 meal credit. The bus will leave Congregation Beth El in Edison at 9:45 a.m. and depart from the casino at 4:15 p.m. For more information, call 732-985-2955.
| October 06 2013 - NCLB transfers left without busing in BASD|
District will not provide transportation for students who switch from poorly performing schools. Bethlehem Area School District students who were allowed to transfer from poorly performing schools under No Child Left Behind will have to find their own transportation if they want to continue attending their new school. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†