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Date: 02/23/21 06:28
NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: Lackawanna484

The NJ state assembly is considering a bill to change The penalties for failing to validate a light rail ticket. Currently, the penalty is the same as not having a ticket.

One legislator suggests having the time print on the ticket.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 07:57 by Lackawanna484.



Date: 02/23/21 06:34
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: joemvcnj

Bad idea. 

It means all tickets bought would be pre-validated and one must be bought each and every time one rides, not buy several at once, and validate just before using.

Validating a ticket is much faster than buying a paper one. I don't do e-tickets. This is a solution looking for a problem and will be a nuisance. Heavy rail and bus tickets are good until used, but soon not light rail. Not right. This is a major inconvenience for the many over the very few who forgot to validate.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 07:04 by joemvcnj.



Date: 02/23/21 07:36
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: mbrotzman

Can always have pre-validation be the default option.  Anyone who really wants a stack of blank tickets can do so with extra steps. 



Date: 02/23/21 07:49
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: Lackawanna484

mbrotzman Wrote:
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> Can always have pre-validation be the default
> option.  Anyone who really wants a stack of blank
> tickets can do so with extra steps. 

That's a good suggestion

On some (all?) light rail platforms, you are required to have a validated ticket in your possession. But, some weekend and evening schedules have trains every half hour, so you've used 1/6 (30 minutes out of three hours) waiting for your train.

 



Date: 02/23/21 08:02
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: joemvcnj

I can see NJT going for it for no other reason than to rip out the ticket validators. They have already removed 50% of the ticket vending machines from the heavy rail stations, often leaving just one. 



Date: 02/23/21 08:36
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: RichM

While I don't always agree with Joe, I always respect his passion.

This time, I agree 100% with every point.



Date: 02/23/21 10:42
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: PHall

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> I can see NJT going for it for no other reason
> than to rip out the ticket validators. They have
> already removed 50% of the ticket vending machines
> from the heavy rail stations, often leaving just
> one. 

Do they have a smart phone app that they're trying to get riders to use?
 



Date: 02/23/21 10:45
Re: NJ penalty for not validating tix
Author: joemvcnj

Yes. But some of us don't do that. You also need a Data line to Activate.



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