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Parking and transportation tickets sold in single, simple transaction

October 27, 2004

NEWARK, NJ — A new system that enables customers to pay for parking and transportation in a single, simple transaction will come online at the Vince Lombardi Park/Ride on Monday, November 8.

When the system is activated, customers will gain the ability to prepay for parking and transportation using "stored value cards," up to a maximum of $200. Customers may add value to their card at any pay station, or by authorizing automatic billing to their credit card when their balance is low.

In addition, customers using stored value cards receive their transportation tickets as they enter the parking lot, without leaving their vehicle, by simply inserting their card into the reader. Parking and transportation are paid in a single, simple transaction – without depositing cash or using credit cards.

Of course, pay stations will continue to accept U.S. coins and bills, credit cards and debit cards for payment. Non-drivers, carpoolers and individuals who require transportation only can obtain their transportation tickets from the same pay station machines, which are conveniently located throughout the parking lot and available 24 hours a day.

Tickets that are currently sold at the Vince Lombardi Park/Ride will not be accepted when the new system becomes operational on November 8. Customers may submit refund requests to NJ TRANSIT Bus/Light Rail Refund Department, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105.

A detailed brochure entitled "A New Way to Pay" is available at the Vince Lombardi ticket office for customers interested in the benefits of using a stored value card. Customers may obtain additional information online at or by calling 1-800-772-2222.

NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 752,600 daily trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 162 rail stations, 49 light rail stations and more than 17,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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