-NJT Rail Ops is a class act, and should have operated the RIVERline
of the few Riverline personnel with whom I've spoken most have readily volunteered that they're not NJT employees, but I bet it'd be a rare civilian who knew or cared that the actual operating entity's a contracting company and not NJT itself.
(with a streetcar serving Camden)
I assume you don't mean something like the existing operation just to the city line, transfer to the steetcar to get to Broadway station, in Camden, to transfer to Philly and local transit, but rather the existing service to Broadway, and a separate streetcar for local Camden rides past that.
-SEPTA ... Also, kudos for finally introducing fare machines.
you're jumping the gun. Septa had gotten rid of their railroad ticket machines, and has never had token vending machines at all their subway stations. If I understand correctly, current proposals don't yet call for vending machines at all railroad or subway stations. I think they're expanding the 3rd party sales places, which could in some cases be better, for example get fare instruments at your home bus stop's corner grocery is better than having to ride the bus to the railroad or subway station to find a vending machine.