ACS has announced the expansion of its open fare contactless ticketing scheme for NJ Transit to incorporate twice as many bus routes.
According to ACS, riders can now simply wave or tap their credit or debit cards on buses covering six different inter-zone routes, including travel into New York. The system has also been expanded to include vending machines and ticket windows at Penn Station in New York City.
ACS and NJ Transit first launched the contactless payments pilot in 2010 on three bus routes. ACS installed the system and will maintain and service all card readers, terminals and equipment, as well as host the payment platform to process transactions.
NJ Transit is also considering adopting contactless rubber wristbands that the disabled can simply flash in front of a reader for fare payments, rather than use tickets or cards.
Customers can get their own MasterCard PayPass-enabled bank card from self-service kiosks at the Hoboken Station in New Jersey. According to ACS, the prepaid card can be used instantly at all NJ Transit open payment points of entry including on two bus routes to and from Hoboken.