MOBILE APP ONE-WAY TICKETING EXPANDS TO MORE INTERSTATE BUS LINES
For Immediate Release: July 290, 2016
NEWARK, NJ – Following the success earlier this year of offering mobile ticketing on select interstate bus lines, NJ TRANSIT has now expanded mobile ticketing to include one-way fares on bus routes between New Jersey and New York or Philadelphia.
“NJ TRANSIT continues to upgrade our technology to constantly improve the ticket purchasing experience for our customers and to make the process more convenient,’’ said NJ TRANSIT’s interim Executive Director Dennis Martin. “We are an industry leader in mobile ticketing and by listening to what our customers want, we are able to offer them the high-tech options which are demanded in the digital world in which we now live.’’
Earlier this year, NJ TRANSIT launched one-way interstate mobile ticketing for Bus Route Nos. 126, 156, 158 and 159. This latest update to the Mobile App now allows NJ TRANSIT bus customers on additional bus routes to use the MyTix feature to purchase and display one-way tickets for bus travel between New York and New Jersey and between Philadelphia and New Jersey. The convenience allows customers to avoid lines at Ticket Vending Machines and ticket windows and speed up their travels.
In addition to one-way interstate bus ticketing, the Mobile App update streamlines the purchasing of rail tickets. Users now have the option to purchase rail tickets right from the train schedule screen by using a new “Buy” button. By linking the train schedules to purchase options, customers can seamlessly find the correct train and buy their tickets with fewer clicks.
Exploring new ways to enhance mobile ticketing options for customers is a high priority for NJ TRANSIT. The popularity of the NJ TRANSIT mobile ticketing app has grown steadily since its introduction in 2013, now with close to one million NJ TRANSIT customers creating mobile accounts.
The NJ TRANSIT mobile app is available for free download on any web-enabled iOS or Android device. To purchase tickets, customers simply install the app and then create an account, which will securely save a customer’s profile information and purchase history.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 938,500 weekday trips on 257 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.