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NJ TRANSIT Thanks Military With Free Transportation May 22 Through May 28

May 20, 2024

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 2024. Beginning May 22 through May 28, 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. To take advantage of this offer, simply board any New York City-bound NJ TRANSIT bus or train and show your military uniform or ID to the operator or conductor. No ticket or fare is required. For more information, please visit

“Supporting our military personnel by offering free rides during Fleet Week is a tradition at NJ TRANSIT that we are proud to uphold,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “It's a gesture of our appreciation for their ongoing service and sacrifice, and an opportunity to give something back to those who give so much.”

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 36th 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.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 263 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.