NJ TRANSIT ELECTRONIC TICKETING SETS NEW SALES RECORDS
MyTix sales soar past one million tickets and passes for October
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November 9, 2016
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT’s customers are downloading their way to electronic ticketing in record setting numbers. During the month of October, the digital system known as MyTix shattered its record for most tickets and passes sold in one month, and in doing so, crossed the one million mark for the first time. In addition, November 1st set a single day sales record.
“The ease and convenience of purchasing tickets and passes right from a smartphone continues to become more popular with our customers each month, making NJ TRANSIT a national leader in this new technology” said Executive Director Steven H. Santoro. “As we reach these milestones, we continue to look for new ways to add additional functionality to the MyTix program and lead from the front on this digital platform.”
During the month of October 2016, more than one million tickets and passes were purchased through the MyTix feature, surpassing the previous monthly record of more than 990-thousand set in August 2016. As a comparison, January 2016 saw monthly sales of 690-thousand tickets and passes. Year to date MyTix sales have grown 46 percent.
On November 1, 2016, MyTix set a single day sales record with more than 71-thousand tickets and passes sold, breaking the previous single day record of more than 65-thousand set on August 1, 2016.
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 938,500 weekday trips on 254 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.