NJ TRANSIT SALUTES MILITARY WITH COMPLIMENTARY RIDES DURING NYC FLEET WEEK
NJ TRANSIT Thanks Military With Free Transportation May 24 Through May 30
May 24, 2023
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is honoring the brave men and women who are serving in the United States Armed Forces with complimentary rides throughout the system during Fleet Week 2023. Today through May 30, active-duty and reserve members of the military and National Guard ride for free on NJ TRANSIT while in uniform or by displaying a Military ID. For more information, please visit njtransit.com/fleet.
“NJ TRANSIT is proud to thank our service men and women during this important military event in our region and over Memorial Day weekend,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “Your sacrifice, bravery and strength do not go unnoticed.”
“It is a privilege for NJ TRANSIT to honor the brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces during Fleet Week 2023,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “As a Blue and Gold Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy and proud father of a Naval Academy graduate now serving as a U.S. Marine fighter pilot, I understand the sacrifices made by our military personnel. Offering complimentary rides on NJ TRANSIT is a small gesture of our gratitude for their service and dedication."
During Fleet Week and throughout the rest of the year, military dependents and retired military personnel can take advantage of discounted travel on NJ TRANSIT upon presenting their valid military or military-dependent ID cards. Veterans with service-connected disabilities may present a valid Veterans Affairs (VA) identification card which indicates "service connected" to use the one-way reduced ticket option. When purchasing a ticket from a ticket vending machine or through the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App, simply select Senior/Disabled to obtain the discounted fare. Tickets may also be purchased at ticket offices at stations.
Now in its 35th year, Fleet Week New York is a time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the residents of the surrounding tri-state area to meet
Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services.
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 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.