New tactics were implemented today onboard NJ Transit trains and buses in a joint effort with the NJ Transit Police Department to catch counterfeit ticket users.
Train crew members are now equipped with UV scanners to inspect weekly and monthly rail tickets, which now contain an anti-counterfeit measure that is only visible with NJ Transit’s UV scanners, according to a NJ Transit press release.
This highly visible approach is also being used by light rail fare collection officers and both uniformed and plain clothed officers on board the trains.
The UV scanners are capable of scanning tickets displayed in customers’ plastic ticketholders, according to NJ Transit. Customers will not be required to remove their passes from their ticketholders unless the scanner is unable to detect the anti-counterfeit measure, at which time the train crew member will request that the ticket be removed for further inspection.