NJ Transit announced it has completed the installation of 558 new, modernized ticket vending machines (TVMs) throughout the system, offering faster transaction times and contactless payment options, according to the company's press release.
“These new customer-friendly TVMs – now installed systemwide – represent just one aspect of a complete modernization of NJ Transit’s entire fare collection system including new handheld mobile devices for train crews, new on-board bus validators, and many new mobile ticketing options,” said NJ Transit president & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “All of these methods include ‘contactless’ fare payment options, which have proven especially welcome and popular with customers returning to our system as we emerge from the pandemic.”
NJ Transit customers now can purchase tickets using contactless cards and mobile wallet applications and will no longer need to insert debit/credit cards into the machine.
The machines also have improved functionality, with faster printers and new displays providing customers with travel information and advisories. An overhead display will provide rail customers with travel information about arriving and departing trains at their station.
This is just one phase of NJ Transit’s larger Fare Modernization program which also includes new onboard ticket validators on buses, handheld validators for train crews and a future new NJ Transit fare card, providing additional payment methods for customers to utilize.