NJ Transit Offers Free Rides to MSU Students, 1/22 - 1/28

Registration for ‘free ride’ coupon begins January 2

NJ TRANSIT will offer free rides to Montclair State University from January 22 through January 28, 2007, to give students the opportunity to experience how simple and convenient it is to use public transportation.

During the free week, Montclair State University students can ride any NJ TRANSIT bus, rail or light rail line for free by presenting their student ID and a Free Ride coupon available at www.njtransit.com.

"We are again offering the free week so that students can see for themselves how convenient it is to use NJ TRANSIT to travel to school, work or recreational destinations," said NJ TRANSIT Customer Service Manager Rebecca Peralta. "During the fall semester free week, more than 34,000 students took advantage of free rides on our buses, trains and light rail vehicles."

In addition to showing students how easy and convenient it is to use New Jersey’s public transportation system, the trial will also promote the benefits of the online Student Pass program, which provides a 25-percent discount to fulltime students who attend Montclair State University.

Students can register for their Free Ride coupon beginning January 2 by visiting www.njtransit.com and filling out a short registration form. After completing the form, students will immediately be able to print out the Free Ride coupon, valid for unlimited use throughout the entire free trial week.

If You Already Have a Student Pass
With Student Pass, students simply log on to Montclair State University Intranet (https://netid.montclair.edu/main/njtransit/), click on the link to NJ TRANSIT’s monthly pass student discount and enter the requested information. After signing up, a new monthly pass is sent automatically each month as long as the account remains active—leaving students to sit back, relax and let NJ TRANSIT do the driving.

The free trial week does not provide any additional discount to existing Student Pass customers.

About Student Pass
In 2004, NJ TRANSIT began a partnership with several colleges and universities in New Jersey to offer a 25 percent discount off NJ TRANSIT’s already discounted rate for monthly passes to students who purchase their pass online. The pilot program was developed to increase student awareness of NJ TRANSIT’s services, to guide them in discovering off-campus activities that they can reach using public transportation and to alleviate parking shortages at many universities.