Starting this past Thursday, NJ TRANSIT expanded its MyTix mobile ticketing app to interstate bus routes between New Jersey and New York City. Currently available on all rail lines, bus commuters on routes serving Port Authority Bus Terminal, Lower Manhattan, and George Washington Bridge are now able to purchase and display monthly interstate bus passes on their mobile devices.
The next phase of the rollout will include monthly passes via MyTix for intrastate local bus riders.
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Veronique ‘Ronnie’ Hakim commented, “This expansion of the mobile ticketing app is another step toward giving all of our bus customers the ability to treat their smart phones as both a ticket vending machine and monthly bus pass all in one.”
MyTix is available as a free download on any web-enabled iOS or Android device, via the App Store or Google Play. To purchase monthly bus passes via MyTix, customers must first install the app and then create an account, which will securely save customers’ profile information and purchase history for ease of use. Bus monthly passes self-activate at midnight on the first day of the calendar month for which they are valid and remain active throughout the entire month. Customers then simply display the monthly pass on their mobile device to the bus operator when boarding the bus. To date, NJ TRANSIT has reported that nearly 400,000 accounts have been established through MyTix and over 3.7 million tickets have been purchased.
For more information on MyTix, visit NJ TRANSIT’s website (link) then proceed to “Ticket Options” and click on “MyTix” from the drop-down menu.