NJ Transit to add contactless, open-loop fare options

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New Jersey’s commuter rail and bus system is joining the movement to add contactless payment options for commuters, which observers say could spark broader adoption of mobile payments across the U.S.

NJ Transit will upgrade its mobile payments program so consumers may eventually pay to ride on buses and trains using either contactless credit and debit cards or a proprietary reloadable contactless fare card.

Bloomberg News

The move comes with NJ Transit’s renewal of a contract with payments technology firm

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