NJ Transit Tries to Get Riders Back With Flexpass

Feb 8, 2021

Credit NJ Transit

There’s a new way to travel on New Jersey Transit, which is trying to get customers lost to the pandemic back on board.

It’s called Flexpass -- 20 one-way tickets between two stations or stops, with a 20% discount off the one-way fare. It’s good for 30 days. Lisa Torbic of NJ Transit said it’s a response to the pandemic as people may not be going in to the office every day.

“We recognize that customers are adjusting their commuting habits due to the pandemic,” she said, “and this is something that we’ve come up with in a pilot program that will better accommodate their current travel needs as the pandemic is going on.”

You can buy Flexpass for buses, trains and light rail, needing a separate one for each mode of transportation, and only by using the NJ Transit mobile app during the testing phase, which started Monday and will go on for a while.

“It will be longer than one month,” said Torbic. “We just want to get a couple of months’ worth of data to see what we can extract from the data ... We’re seeing if this option is something that customers want and if it’s something that they’re going to use.”

A rail Flexpass does not provide complimentary bus or light rail trips like a monthly or weekly pass.