NJ TRANSIT has completed the installation of 558 new, modernized ticket vending machines (TVMs) throughout the system, offering faster transaction times and contactless payment options.
“These new customer-friendly TVMs – now installed systemwide – represent just one aspect of a complete modernization of NJ TRANSIT’s entire fare collection system including new handheld mobile devices for train crews, new onboard bus validators, and many new mobile ticketing options,” NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett said.
“All of these methods include ‘contactless’ fare payment options, which have proven especially welcome and popular with customers returning to our system as we emerge from the pandemic.”
NJ TRANSIT customers can now purchase tickets using contactless cards and mobile wallet applications and will no longer need to insert debit/credit cards into the machine.
The machines also have improved functionality, with faster printers and new displays providing customers with important travel information and advisories.
An overhead display will provide rail customers with travel information about arriving and departing trains at their station.
The new TVMs have improved features making them quicker and easier for customers to use, are more accessible for people with disabilities to use, and include audible as well as visual instructions.
The height of the TVMs has also been adjusted to accommodate customers with mobility challenges.
This is just one phase of NJ TRANSIT’s larger Fare Modernization program which also includes new onboard ticket validators on buses, handheld validators for train crews and a future new NJ TRANSIT fare card, providing additional payment methods for customers to utilize.