NJ TRANSIT expands student discount fare programme to part-time students
In line with its commitment to make public transport more accessible, the expansion of the discounted fare programme will allow eligible part-time students to benefit from more affordable NJ TRANSIT services.
NJ TRANSIT has announced that it is expanding its Student Pass fare option in a pilot programme to include eligible part-time students. For the first time, beginning in February 2023, in addition to full-time students, part-time degree-seeking students taking at least two courses will also be eligible for the Student Pass fare, which provides a 25% discount off the already discounted monthly pass at participating regional colleges and universities when purchased on the NJ TRANSIT mobile app.
In addition, all students utilising the Student Pass can save make more saving during the spring term due to the return of the ‘Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free’ Student Pass promotion. This cost-saving programme has been re-launched to meet customer demand, beginning with February passes for college students traveling to and from campuses.
“The services NJ TRANSIT provides have proven to be essential to a multitude of college students across the state, so I am pleased we are able to offer more students the Student Pass fare,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “Expanding the programme to include discounts for eligible part-time students is emblematic of NJ TRANSIT’s mission to enhance our services for all who wish to utilise public transportation.”
“As NJ TRANSIT ridership continues to grow, we are doing everything we can in our power to continue incentivising transit use,” said NJ TRANSIT President and CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “Toward that end, we are pleased to expand our popular Student Pass programme to include part-time students in addition to full-time students. College students using transit today will hopefully become tomorrow’s commuters.”
In order to qualify for the ‘Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free’ promotion, a student at a partner college or university must buy a student monthly pass via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for three consecutive months: February, March and April 2023. When the student completes the qualifying purchases, they will receive a Student Pass equal to the lowest-price purchase made in the previous three months and valid for transportation in May 2023.
Through this promotion, students can save more than 60% off of transportation services to campus during the spring term (February-May 2023) when compared to purchasing one-way transportation.
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