PATERSON, N.J. — Similar to the MTA, NJ Transit will be taking things to a sort of "new normal" in August.
Starting August 3, NJ Transit will resume collection of cash fares and front door boarding on buses. The buses will have protective barriers installed around the bus operator for protection from spreading COVID-19. Cash fares and front door boarding will remain suspended if your bus has not yet had the barriers installed.
“Now that we’ve installed hundreds of protective barriers near bus operators to protect both bus operators and customers, we can safely and efficiently resume the collection of cash fares, following the July 6 resumption of the collection of cash fares on board trains,” said NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett. “I am confident that by using best practices and health guidelines, we’ve taken the necessary steps to resume these services as safely as possible.”
New York's MTA is beginning to collect cash fares again in August as well.
All staff and customers on NJ Transit are still required to wear masks due to an executive order issued by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.