Weinstein re-emphasizes: No fare increase at NJ Transit

TRENTON – NJ Transit riders need not worry about digging deeper in their pockets.

NJ Transit’s executive director, James Weinstein, assured lawmakers fares are expected to remain steady.

“I have been quoted on the record at various forums and I’ll take the opportunity to again emphasize that there will not be a fare increase for the upcoming fiscal year,” Weinstein said during this afternoon’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing.

Stable fares and ensuring trains and buses reach destinations on-time are riders’ top priorities, according to the executive director, who added nearly 70 percent of NJ Transit customers reported in surveys that they would recommend NJ Transit to a friend.

“This is a strong show of confidence in our transit system,” Weinstein said.