By: Najla Alexander
NJ TRANSIT officials announced that in recognition of all those who have served in the Armed Forces and are currently serving, they are inviting all active and retired military personnel to ride as complimentary guests of honor on Rail, Bus, or Light Rail services on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11.
Officials said whether going to the country's largest Veterans 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 Saturday, November 11, by simply showing any of the following valid IDs:
-A military ID card (Active or Retired)
-A Veterans Administration Identification
-A membership card for any Veterans Organization (American Legion, VFW, etc.)
-Any customer wearing a U.S. military uniform
According to officials, throughout the rest of the year, military personnel and their dependents may use the one-way reduced ticket upon presenting their valid military or military-dependent ID cards.
Eligible military personnel include Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard, and those with official "Retired" status from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, officials say.
Officials stated 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, officials said.