Bus

NJ Transit expands mobile ticketing app to bus system

Posted on September 11, 2014

Photo courtesy Mtatrain
Photo courtesy Mtatrain

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the overall customer experience, NJ Transit expanded its MyTix mobile ticketing app to 59 South Jersey and Philadelphia-area bus routes.

Previously available only to rail customers, MyTix will now enable bus customers in southern New Jersey to purchase and display monthly passes using their smart phones.

MyTix is available for free download on any Web-enabled iOS or Android device, via the App Store and Google Play. To purchase monthly bus passes via MyTix, customers must first install the app and then create an account, which will securely save customers’ profile information and purchase history for ease of use.

RELATED: Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

NJ Transit first introduced MyTix in April 2013 as a pilot program for rail customers on the Pascack Valley Line, as well as between Penn Station New York and the Meadowlands Rail Station for special events, to test the functionality of the app and determine the feasibility of expanding it to other rail lines.

In September 2013, NJ Transit expanded MyTix to the Main/Bergen County and Port Jervis lines, followed in October by the Montclair-Boonton and Morris & Essex lines, and in November to the North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines, before completing system-wide rollout in December 2013.

In the past year, MyTix has already become very popular among NJ Transit rail customers. To date, customers have established approximately 250,000 accounts through MyTix and purchased a total of two million rail tickets — representing nearly 25% of credit card sales. Over the past six months, the program has grown by more than 200%

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hometown Trolley acquires Supreme Corp.'s American Trolley product line

The purchase furthers Hometown Trolley's overall strategic business model to become the leading trackless trolley bus manufacturer in the North American transit industry.

Volvo Buses unveils pedestrian and cyclist detection system

The system will be introduced on Volvo’s European city bus fleet in 2017.

Stertil-Koni introduces high-performance, low-capacity hydraulic vehicle lift

The company’s ST 1064 hydraulic mobile column lift has a capacity of 14,000 lbs. per column, or 56,000 lbs. for a set of four.

METRO, PERC honor innovation, clean fleets at BusCon 2016

Arrow Stage Lines, L.A. Metro and Pierce Transit and their supplier partners, as well as fleets in San Diego and Detroit were among the honorees.

Blue Bird Commercial to feature range of options at BusCon 2016

Commercial bus fleet operators will find a full range of small and medium-sized buses at the Blue Bird booth (#501) at BusCon 2016 being held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Sept. 19 - 21.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

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 number 1 resource for vocational 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