The Client: Since launching in April 2006, megabus.com has served more than 15 million passengers throughout more than 70 major cities in the Midwest and Northeast of the USA and Canada.
The Opportunity: MegaBus was looking to equip their luxury single and double deckers with free wi-fi, in addition to at-seat plug-ins, panoramic windows and a green alternative way to travel.
The Solution: SinglePoint coordinated and shipped WiFi In Motion devices directly to Van Hool (the bus manufacturer) in Belgium for installation on the factory floor. The WiFi In Motion unit was installed throughout the entire MegaBus fleet, allowing them to offer free, high-speed wireless internet to their customers.
Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority
The Client: The Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) maintains a fleet of 100 light rail vehicles and 425 buses that serve Silicon Valley. VTA employs approximately 2,100 employees and had a combined ridership of nearly 42 million people in 2010, with an average of 135,000 passengers each weekday.
The Opportunity: VTA wanted to create the world’s first all-4G wireless communications system for light rail trains and busses, giving the many people who work in Silicon Valley and commute the WiFi needed to check email, upload and download documents, view websites and more.
The Solution: In 2011, the WiFi In Motion device was installed throughout the entire VTA fleet of light rail trains and a portion of their buses. Vehicles were equipped with the ruggedized mobile cellular router, delivering wireless internet connectivity with an average download speed of over 6 Mbps at 55 MPH. The project was selected as an award finalist for Transit Project of the Year in the California Transportation Foundation’s 23rd annual CTF Transportation Awards.
Contra Costa Health Services Public Health
The Client: Contra Costa Health Services Public Health division promotes and protects the health and wellbeing of the individual, family and community in California’s Contra Costa County. They work in partnership with local school districts and homeless providers to increase access to medical services for low-income and homeless students and individuals who might not otherwise receive the care they need. Approximately 20 schools and 14 homeless organizations receive low-cost, on-site, accessible, medical and preventative services..
The Opportunity: Contra Costa Health Services sought to improve the performance of their mobile clinics by streamlining clinic operation with the help of a mobile WiFi solution.
The Solution: SinglePoint coordinated and shipped Wifi In Motion devices to Contra Costa Health Services. The new WiFi solution has been well received by the mobile clinic staff. Clinic connection performance has improved, and the ability to print from the electronic medical record has streamlined clinic operation.