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New Jersey Transit Fare Increases

For the past five years, NJ TRANSIT has worked to minimize New Jersey Transit fare increases while maintaining high quality services and implementing new customer amenities including MyTix, Departurevision, and MyBus Now.

However, costs such as contract services – Access Link, the organization’s paratransit service, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and private carriers – and workers’ compensation, general liability insurance, healthcare and benefits, and pensions have steadily risen. As a result, NJ TRANSIT is faced with a significant budget gap.

Although NJ TRANSIT identified more than $40 million in reductions in overtime, fuel savings, energy and vehicle parts efficiencies, the agency still faced an approximate $56 million budget gap for the 2016 fiscal year. To close the gap, fare and service adjustments were proposed and now approved. The fare adjustment will go into effect on October 1st.

Examples of adjusted fares are:

NJ TRANSIT Rail 

Origin Destination One-way
Current – With Adjustment
Round Trip
Current – With Adjustment
Monthly
Current – With Adjustment
Metropark Penn Station New York $10 – 10.75 ($0.75) $20 – 21.50 ($1.50) $284 – 310 ($26)
Clifton Hoboken $5.25 – 5.50 ($0.25) $10.50 – 11.00 ($0.50) $156 – 170 ($14)
Cranford Newark Penn Station $4.00 – 4.25 ($0.25) $8.00 – 8.50 ($0.50) $116 – 126 ($10)
Brick Church Summit $3.50 – 3.75 ($0.25) $7 – 7.50 ($0.50) $95 – 103 ($8)

NJ TRANSIT Bus

Origin Destination One-way
Current – With Adjustment
Ten Trip
Current – With Adjustment
Monthly
Current – With Adjustment
Hoboken Port Authority Bus Terminal $3.20 – 3.50 ($0.30) $27.00 – 29.50 ($2.50) $98 – 107 ($9)
Lakewood Port Authority Bus Terminal $17.50 – 19.00 ($1.50) $149 -162.50 ($13.50) $411 – 448($37.00)
Newark Willowbrook Mall $2.90 – 3.15 ($0.25) $25.00 – 27.00 ($2.00) $85 – 93 ($8)
Fair Lawn Port Authority Bus Terminal $5.50 – 6.00 ($0.50) $47.00 – 51.00 ($4.00) $153 – 167 ($14)
Gloucester City Philadelphia $3.90 – $4.25 ($0.35) $34.00 – $37.00 ($3 $123 – $134 ($11)

NJ TRANSIT Light Rail

Origin Destination One-way
Current With Adjustment
Monthly
Current – With Adjustment
Tonnelle Avenue 8thStreet $2.10 – 2.25 ($0.15) $64 – 70 ($6)
Camden Trenton $1.50 – 1.60 ($0.10) $50 – 54 ($4)
Newark Penn Station Grove Street $1.50 – 1.60 ($0.10) $54 – 59 ($5.00)

Original News Release from NJ Transit

For specific information about the fare increases click HERE