NJ TRANSIT Mobile App
By NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION
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Using the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App, it’s easier than ever to travel throughout New Jersey to New York and Philadelphia. NJ TRANSIT information is conveniently available to you. Buy and display passes or tickets securely and get transit options on your mobile device.
• MyTix® mobile ticketing
• Trip planning for rail, bus and light rail service
• Real time rail and bus arrival/departure information
MyTix – Buy and display your pass or ticket securely on your mobile device
Trip Planner – Receive suggested options for travel to your destination
Train Schedules – Make travel plans using a quick station-to-station schedule
DepartureVision® – Get real time train status for your selected station
MyBus® – View bus arrivals for your stop
Contact Us – Provide feedback on your travel experience
What's New in Version 2016.2.0
•One-Way Interstate bus tickets for all NJ Transit bus routes
•Buy option from Train Schedules trip results
Convenient but limited
I love the convenience of this app--no more waiting in interminable lines at Port Authority for the privilege of purchasing paper tickets. There are a couple of downsides, though. First, the app needs an active data connection to activate a ticket. Normally, this is not an issue, but if you are like me, you have endured the frustration at Port Authority of neither having a cell signal nor being able to join the PA wifi network (seriously, has anyone ever been able to access it?). Contrast this to the NYWaterway app, which is able to activate without a data connection. Second, the app does not allow for purchases of certain ticket types, such as a discounted ten pack or 1-zone within NJ tickets. This is just ridiculous ; there is no cost for the authority to "print" a ticket on the app, whereas using a machine has actual costs associated with it (paper, ink, what and gear, electricity, etc). So I cannot figure out a justification for not providing those discounts on the app. Shame because this could be a useful app.
Buggy, limited functionality
This app has an incredibly annoying bug where the app gets confused between landscape and horizontal orientation with a monthly train pass. This happens pretty much every time you open the app because the monthly pass is the first thing that shows when you launch the app. Double clicking the home button temporarily resolves the screen orientation until you open it back up.
App functionality is limited. No offline mode which is disappointing since train tunnels and train routes are spotty for service. If the app pulls down departure times in "departure vision," why can't I go to another screen and back and still see the departure times without the app having to reload? This should be cached. Also, no rail maps or delay notifications.
Not complete train service
The app works fine for single ticket purchases, especially if you're running to the station and can't wait in a line. That, however, is completely derailed (forgive the pun) during trips to Camden when you're making a tight connection at Trenton from the Northeast Corridor to the River Line. With minutes between arrival and departure, it'd be nice to purchase my ticket comfortably on the way into Trenton instead of rushing out of the station to a River Line pulling away while I'm trying to buy my paper ticket. The River Line is part of the Light Rail service of NJTransit (I checked), so why can't I buy a ticket for it just like all the other trains?