NJ Transit partners with Google Wallet

(AP) - Some NJ Transit passengers will be able towave their smartphones instead of digging into their wallets forcash or credit cards when they purchase

NEWARK - (AP) - Some NJ Transit passengers will be able towave their smartphones instead of digging into their wallets forcash or credit cards when they purchase tickets.

The nation's third-largest transit system is the first publictransportation agency to partner with Google Wallet. The freemobile app enables wireless data transmission between two objectsso customers can wave their phones by a sensor and pay for transittickets.

The service will be available at New York's Penn Station, Newarkairport's Air Train station and on select bus routes.

NJ Transit executive director James Weinstein says emergingtechnologies will streamline the way customers buy their ticketsand enhance their experience.

Google Wallet currently is available on Sprint's Nexus S 4Gphone and supports Citi MasterCard credit cards and a GooglePrepaid Card.

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