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All Active and Retired Military Personnel with ID invited to ride the system as guests

November 10, 2105

NEWARK, NJIn recognition of our customers who have served in the Armed Forces, NJ TRANSIT is inviting all active and retired military personnel to ride as guests of honor on our system on Veterans Day.

Whether going to the country’s largest Veteran’s Day parade in New York City, heading to ceremonies around New Jersey or simply commuting to work or school, veterans and active members (in or out of uniform) can utilize any portion of the bus, rail and light rail network all day on Wednesday November 11th, 2015 by simply showing a valid military ID.

“Opening our doors to these brave men and women who have sacrificed for the country is just a small token of our appreciation,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim.  “It is a privilege to salute our nation’s veterans and active members and to honor their service by offering a ride on our transit system.”


NJ TRANSIT’s policy year-round allows dependents of military personnel to purchase tickets at reduced fares using the senior citizen/passenger with disabilities option upon showing a military dependent ID card.  When purchasing a ticket from a ticket vending machine or through MyTix, select Senior/Disabled to obtain the discounted fare.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 915,900 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 165 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.