The free application is not available to the general public and is still in its early stages.
“We’re very early in the testing phase,” NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said.
To take part, NJ Transit said you must have a smart phone with an Android operating system (the app has not been developed for Apple’s iPhone yet), plan on riding the Pascack Valley line in November and must be willing to attend focus groups.
If you’re selected, the agency said participants would receive the following:
- An invitation to install the app on your phone and receive $100 cash for your participation at a focus group to be held at Secaucus Station the evening of Monday, Oct. 15.
- An invitation to take part in a second focus group and receive an additional $100 cash. The group will meeting the evening of Nov. 28.
- A chance to test a new application before it is released to the general public.
Those interested or seeking more information, please contact the NJ Transit Research Hotline at 973-491-7459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and daytime phone number.
Not everyone will be selected and you will be asked a few screening questions to make sure you are right for the study.
In July, my colleague, Theresa Juva-Brown, reported that Metro-North could have free mobile ticketing app available to its customers for testing by mid-to-late next year.
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