NJ Transit renews contract with Conduent Transportation on fare collection system

Florham Park-based Conduent Transportation, a global provider of smart mobility technology solutions, has received a five-year contract renewal from New Jersey Transit to continue implementation and upgrades of a contactless fare collection system for customers.

Under the new contract, Conduent also will provide maintenance of various hardware and software systems, including ticket vending machines and on-board validators.

Last fall, under the previous contract, Conduent implemented a new “Tap & Ride” payment option for NJ Transit, allowing New Jersey bus and light rail customers to use contactless credit and debit cards. The system is currently usable with existing validators on buses and at light rail stations. Additional ticket types, including Google and Apple payment options, are being made available.

Conduent Transportation, a business unit of Conduent, has had a relationship with NJ Transit for more than 30 years.

“The convenience of digital, contactless payments is transforming how we purchase, pay and get paid in every aspect of our lives, and we’re excited to continue helping our clients extend these benefits to their riders,” Adam Appleby, president, transportation solutions, at Conduent, said.

“As an industry leader in transportation technologies and innovation, we’re proud to help make mobility easier, more efficient and more enjoyable for transit agencies and their customers worldwide.”