NJ Transit unveils new, more secure tickets

NEWARK - New Jersey Transit and law enforcement officials unveiled new measures for catching fare beaters and cracking down on the use of counterfeit tickets.

The agency says new ticket security measures and procedures will target counterfeit tickets aboard NJ Transit trains, buses and the light rail system. The new measures include a security hologram on weekly and monthly passes that is detectable by UV light.

Officials say the new security feature will be put into place beginning today.

NJ Transit says six people were arrested just today for trying to use counterfeit tickets.

Authorities say the new security measures will not cost commuters any extra time and new UV flashlights will cost $80,000 a year.

NJ Transit officials say that counterfeit tickets cost the rail $3 million a year.

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