$5 surcharge in place for NJ Transit riders who don’t purchase tickets in advance

    If you’re one of those people who shows up with minutes to spare before your train departs then buys a ticket from the conductor as you shed your coat and stash your bag, you might want to consider leaving the house earlier.

    Starting today, NJ Transit riders who don’t buy their tickets before boarding will have to pay a $5 surcharge.
    The Star-Ledger reports now that all stations have ticket machines, the transit agency is trying to return conductors’ attention to other tasks at hand.

    So will you be timing your trips better, or is $5 not enough get you moving earlier?

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