New Jersey Transit customers won’t need to worry about getting a pocket full of dollar coins back when they buy their transit cards.
The agency is installing bank note recycler technology starting with its ticket vending machines at Newark’s Penn Station that will dispense change in paper bill form. It will be available at all 674 terminals systemwide by the end of the year.
NJ Transit has been conducting a test program at three terminals in Newark, Jersey City and New York City over the past year.
Executive director James Weinstein says customers have complained about receiving large amounts of dollar coins as change.
NJ Transit claims it is the first transit agency in North America to introduce the technology.