NJ TRANSIT CONTINUES POPULAR STUDENT DISCOUNT PROGRAM
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, Students heading back to class for the spring semester on NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can save some money thanks to the “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass promotion. This cost-saving program was popular with college students traveling back to campuses for the fall semester. The Student Pass, in partnership with participating regional colleges and universities, offers full-time students a 25-percent discount off an already discounted monthly rail, bus or light rail pass, when they buy it via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for commuting to and from a qualifying school.
“This discount promotion proved so popular with students in the fall that we knew we had to extend it for the spring semester,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “Along with our rigorous and nation-leading cleaning and disinfection protocols, this promotion also represents another way NJ TRANSIT is working to attract customers back to our system and encourage transit ridership at this time – for the sake of our customers, our economy, and our planet.”
To qualify for the program, a student at a partner college or university must buy a student monthly pass via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for three consecutive months: February, March and April of 2022. When the student completes the qualifying purchases in February, March and April, then they will receive a Student Pass equal to the lowest-price purchase made in the previous three months and valid only for May 2022 transportation.
For a student to be eligible, a school must offer Student Pass registration via their website and verify a student’s eligibility each semester. The student must purchase their Student Pass using the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App using their school credentials. Once verified, Student Pass will appear each month as a ticket option during NJ TRANSIT’s usual monthly pass purchase period, beginning at the 19th of the preceding month through the 10th of the travel month.
After the third qualifying purchase, a monthly pass good for the month of May 2022 will be available during the May monthly pass purchase window. The free month’s pass will be equal to the lowest-priced purchase made in the previous three months and is valid for May 2022 use only. The free May 2022 pass is non-refundable, non-transferrable and will not include Metro-North stations or Newark Liberty International Airport.
Through this promotion, students can save more than 60-percent off transportation to campus during the spring 2022 semester (February-May) when compared to purchasing one-way transportation.
NJ TRANSIT also offers other flexible options for college students traveling to campus:FLEXPASS – College students needing more flexibility in their commute may choose FLEXPASS as their best option. FLEXPASS offers customers 20 one-way trips at a 20-percent discount off full-fare tickets. Learn more at njtransit.com/flexpass.
Student Tickets – College students attending NJ TRANSIT-accredited post-secondary schools, colleges and universities can complete an application to purchase a rail monthly pass at a 25-percent discount from rail ticket offices. Applications must be verified by the respective school/college. This offer is available only for a rail pass.
For a list of participating colleges and universities please visit https://www.njtransit.com/studentpass