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NJ TRANSIT partners with Google Wallet

NJ TRANSIT rail and bus customers can now use their cell phones to pay their fares at select locations. On Thursday, Governor Chris Christie announced the agency’s partnership with Google Wallet. Google Wallet is a free Android application that stores virtual versions of credit cards on the user’s phone. Customers can tap and pay using near field communication. “I’m proud that New Jersey’s public transportation system is the very first public transportation agency to partner with Google Wallet, joining thousands of retailers accepting Wallet across the nation,” the governor said in a statement. Currently Google Wallet is only available on Sprint’s Nexus S 4G phone and supports Citi MasterCard credit cards and a Google Prepaid Card. Customers can use the app to purchase transportation tickets at New York Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Station, and about half a dozen bus routes.

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