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NJ TRANSIT EXPANDS DEPARTUREVISION TO NEW YORK AND HOBOKEN

Systemwide real-time train departures now available online

May 12, 2010

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein today announced the expansion of the agency’s online service DepartureVision™ to New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal, making access to real-time train departures available at all of its rail stations.

DepartureVision, which launched last year as part of the new, improved njtransit.com, enables customers to view train departure screens—including departure time, train status and track assignment—on their desktop computer or web-enable mobile device.  In addition, users can click on an individual train to see a list of stations it serves. 

“The expansion of DepartureVision is part of NJ TRANSIT’s ongoing effort to put technology to work for our customers,” said Weinstein.  “Now customers can view real-time travel information for the entire NJ TRANSIT rail system while on the go or from the convenience of their home or office.”

In August 2009, NJ TRANSIT began a public beta test of DepartureVision that took place over a period of about eight weeks, using train departure boards at Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction.  After collecting feedback from customers during the pilot period, DepartureVision was expanded to include 163 of 165 NJ TRANSIT rail stations in October 2009, with the launch of the new njtransit.com.

DepartureVision complements NJ TRANSIT’s powerful My Transit Alert system, which delivers critical travel information to customers via cell phone, handheld wireless device or email inbox.  Through My Transit, customers are advised of delays, service disruptions, schedule changes and more.

To view DepartureVision from the standard version of njtransit.com, click on the DepartureVision link on any rail station information page.  To view DepartureVision using a mobile device, simple click on the DepartureVision link on the mobile version of njtransit.com.  (To access the mobile website, go to njtransit.com using your mobile device.)

More information about using DepartureVision

In recent years, NJ TRANSIT has implemented a series of web enhancements to improve the flow of information to and from customers, including a homepage trip planner; RSS feeds for train, bus and light rail status; a computerized Lost and Found system; Google Transit integration, a mobile website and mobile “Contact Us” feature for web-enabled mobile devices.

Introduced in 2006, NJ TRANSIT’s mobile website gives customers the ability to tap into the most popular areas of njtransit.com in a streamlined format optimized for web-enabled mobile devices—enabling them to check schedules and fares from wherever they are, and scan up-to-the-minute information about system operations and delays. 

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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.