New Jersey Transit’s use of NFC payments with Google Wallet has been an “overwhelming and resounding success,” according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durson.
Introduced on the NJ Transit network in October 2011, Google Wallet enables riders to purchase tickets with the tap of an NFC-enabled phone at New York Penn Station, Newark Liberty Airport’s rail station and on 7 city bus lines.
Based on the service’s initial success, in January Google Wallet was expanded to the New Jersey Port Authority bus terminal – the busiest bus terminal in NJ Transit’s entire network.
NJ Transit is now averaging 10,000 Google Wallet transactions a month.
“The results speak for themselves,’ said Durston, adding that NJ Transit will continue to partner with Google Wallet and monitor the success of the program.