Google Wallet Lets NJ Transit Riders Tap to Pay for Trains and Buses

Posted by at 3:03 pm on October 19, 2011

Google has teamed up with the NJ Transit​ to let its riders pay for fares using Google Wallet and NFC “tap to pay” technology. At launch, the service will be available at two stations and on a few bus lines. Also initially, riders will only be able to pay with Citigroup MasterCard, as well as Google’s own prepaid virtual card.

The deal makes NJ Transit the first public transit system to allow Google Wallet payments. Riders will be able pay at Penn Station in New York City, the Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Station, and on seven bus routes.

Google announced Google Wallet in May, and went live in September. Currently, Google Wallet is compatible only with Nexus S 4G smartphones, which operate only on Sprint. Google plans to expand support to other Android-based NFC equipped phones in the near future.

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