Bus Route Nos. 871, 872, 873, 874, 875 & 880: NJ TRANSIT Advances Fare Modernization Program - Beginning Thursday, June 6, 2019
As part of a pilot program beginning Thursday, June 6, customers on several NJ TRANSIT bus routes will be the first to use a new onboard ticket validation system, which scans the barcodes on NJ TRANSIT paper tickets and mobile tickets. This pilot program is the first step towards the future acceptance of contactless payments on buses.
Customers traveling on Bus Routes Nos. 871, 872, 873, 874, 875 and 880, which operate out of NJ TRANSIT’s Morris Garage, will be a part of the pilot program.
During this initial phase, customers can scan the barcode on paper or mobile tickets or passes when boarding. As customers board the bus, a validator located near the operator will display a “Welcome’’ message. The ticket or pass must be presented face up so the barcode can be scanned. Valid tickets or passes will display a green indicator with “Have A Nice Trip’’ featured.
This is yet another example of a series of recent digital advancements in fare collection, including the recent launch of Access Link’s online cashless payment application, EZ Wallet, and the handheld scanner pilot conducted onboard NJ TRANSIT trains to automate fare collection and share real-time service information with crew members.
For more information and language assistance, please call NJ TRANSIT Customer Service at (973) 275-5555 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.