Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NJ Transit introduces mobile ticketing pilot program

New Jersey Transit has introduced a mobile ticketing pilot program that will transform Pascack Valley Line customers' smart phones into their train tickets.

"Giving customers the ability to purchase and display rail tickets right from their phones will make traveling on NJ Transit trains even more convenient for the customers who use our system every day," said Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chairman James Simpson. "Although the initial pilot is for our Pascack Valley and Meadowlands Rail Line customers, our ultimate goal is to put this technology into the hands of all of our rail customers."

The app is called MyTix and is available for free download on any web-enabled iOS or Android operating system. MyTix allows customers to purchase one-way tickets and monthly passes securely on their mobile devices for travel on the Pascack Valley Line, as well as between Penn Station New York and the Meadowlands Rail Station for special events.

NJ Transit is offering the mobile ticketing option as a pilot program to test the functionality of the app and determine the feasibility of expanding it to include other rail lines. Following a three-month pilot program on the Pascack Valley Line, NJ Transit will evaluate MyTix and make any needed adjustments before expanding the program to additional lines, with the goal of a full system wide rail rollout by the end of the year.

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