Gov. Murphy: New Jersey Transit will not increase fares this year
Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that there will not be any fare hikes for New Jersey Transit this year.
This is the fifth year in a row that fares remained flat. It comes as the agency continues to upgrade services for commuters.
Ridership on NJ Transit hit a historic low at the beginning of the pandemic. Numbers are slowly inching back up to pre-pandemic levels.
“We are not here to declare victory or to spike any footballs by any means. We know we all still have work to do to win back the trust of every NJ Transit rider,” Murphy said. “And that work will continue throughout 2022. And because this work is continuing, we're not going to saddle any rider with a fare hike.”
The governor says that NJ Transit has also bought 138 new multilevel cars, 25 new dual-power locomotives and eight electric buses, which should be in service by the end of the year.