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Pay Your Train Ticket on Your Phone

It’s all aboard the smartphone craze for New Jersey Transit. The nation’s third-largest public transit service will become the nation’s first public transportation agency to partner with Google Wallet (a new service that allows customers to use their smartphones to pay for goods at retailers).
The public-private partnership, which was developed at no cost to NJ Transit, will allow passengers to wave their smartphone in front of ticketing booths rather than digging for cash or credit cards as they rush to catch their trains.
“Transit is the fastest way to accelerate adoption and reach usage density in major urban centers by habituating the behavior of tapping and paying with phones,” said Stephanie Tilenius, vice president of commerce at Google, in the official statement.

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