Bus

NJ Transit cracks down on ticket fraud

Posted on July 16, 2012

Announcing that more than 200 arrests related to counterfeit activity have been made in the past two years, NJ Transit and NJ Transit Police Department (NJTPD) officials unveiled a series of new measures being undertaken to avert the usage of counterfeit tickets aboard NJ Transit trains, buses and light rail vehicles.  

Internal NJTPD research shows that the production and distribution of counterfeit tickets has continued to climb, particularly on the rail division.

“These are not victimless crimes,” said NJ Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo. “These criminal acts financially penalize the hundreds of thousands of NJ Transit customers who lawfully utilize our system every weekday. Let me be crystal clear. If you are using a counterfeit ticket, we will catch you, we will arrest you, and we will prosecute you.”

To further protect taxpayers and customers, NJ Transit introduced a new, highly-visible procedure to ensure the integrity of weekly and monthly rail tickets. As part of this approach, NJ Transit train crews began using UV scanners to inspect weekly and monthly passes, which now contain an anti-counterfeit measure that can only be detected with these special UV scanners.

The UV scanners, which are also being utilized by light rail fare collection officers and both uniformed and plain clothed officers aboard NJ Transit buses, are capable of scanning weekly and monthly passes displayed in customers’ plastic ticketholders. Customers will not be required to remove their passes from their ticketholders unless the scanner is unable to detect the anti-counterfeit measure, at which time the train crew member will request that the ticket be removed for further inspection.   

On March 1, NJ Transit Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest of a NJ Transit conductor and accomplice for defrauding NJ Transit of thousands of dollars, following the results of a seven-month investigation. Further valuable information attained through this successful collaboration continues to be utilized as part of this ongoing law enforcement effort.   

More News

CHK America completes first tier of GRTC bus stop signage improvements

Tier One modernizes 300 stops along two of GRTC’s busiest routes with each stop receiving upgrades that include new flags with clearly visible route and bus stop numbers as well as eye-level, easy-to-use printed schedule and map information.

Transit management expert to inspire at BusCon 2015 keynote address

The keynote address, “Driving Excellence” will be delivered on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. by Mark Aesch, CEO of TransPro, a management consultancy that guides transit systems.

Port Authority to realign gates at NYC bus terminal

The changes are aimed at improving bus operations and reducing congestion in the terminal that can stretch back out into the inbound Lincoln Tunnel and beyond.

Mich. BRT plan on track, set for possible 2018 launch

The 8.3-mile route, with a proposed 27 stops, would replace the Capital Area Transportation Authority’s current Route 1 from downtown Lansing to the Meridian Mall. Results from the plan’s environmental assessment study are expected to be shared at a public hearing this fall.

See More News

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close