Category Archives: Bus WiFi

Public Transit & Mobile WiFi: Millennials Lead the Way [Infographic]

For today’s generation of Millennials, those between the ages of 18 and 34, public transportation is a way to exercise good stewardship in regards to caring for the earth, the economy and local community. As the largest generation in the … Continue reading

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Will Electric Buses Lead the Charge in America’s Transit Investment?

Buses are the workhorses of public transportation in America. Every year, riders take more bus trips than commuter rail, light rail, and heavy rail combined. Over five billion passengers rode buses in 2013, according to the American Public Transportation Association. … Continue reading

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City-to-City Bus Services Experience Fastest Increase in Technology Use

Passengers on city-to-city bus services are increasingly using technology, according to a DePaul University study. After collecting data from 7,034 passengers on 106 different buses, planes, and trains, the researchers concluded that passengers’ use of personal electronic devices continues to … Continue reading

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Inner-City Transportation Challenges & Connectivity: Are We Missing the Bus?

In a white paper titled “Overcoming the Challenges of Inner-City Transportation,” IBM discusses the difficulties of providing reliable transportation in urban areas. Inner-city transit agencies face unique hurdles that must be overcome if our urban centers hope to support growing … Continue reading

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Does Bus WiFi Ease the Morning Commute?

According to a DePaul University study, more than 90% of today’s commuters plan to use a portable electronic device en route—even without Internet access. Modern riders are already equipped with personal gadgets, so it should be no surprise that they … Continue reading

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What Can the Public Transportation Industry Learn from Uber?

Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted an event titled “Data Driven Innovation in Transportation” featuring executives from Uber, RideScout, and government transportation officials. As you may be aware, Uber is a ride service that uses a smartphone app … Continue reading

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Public Transit WiFi Headed Underground: Connecting Subway Commuters

WiFi access is now available at Mt. Everest’s base camp, in remote Canadian national parks, and at hundreds of beaches across the globe. So why is it still impossible to get online while on the subway? Our American cities are … Continue reading

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WiFi Comes to the World Trade Center as New Jersey & New York Get Connected

Connectivity is increasingly in demand across the country, as consumers clamor for it and government agencies and companies aim to please by providing it. That’s certainly the case in the New York City area, where the Port Authority of New … Continue reading

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Does Free Parking Undermine Commuting by Public Transit?

How can our society encourage drivers to become public transit commuters? The benefits of increased commuting are multifold: Healthier people (light rail users are 80% less likely to be obese), lowered costs (couples can save $9,000 a year by living … Continue reading

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What Can American Public Transit Agencies Learn from Europe?

Transportation isn’t a single-player game. It involves riders, politicians, transit operators, and contractors. In such a complex schema, it’s impossible for any single group to change the whole game on their own. Transit agencies can’t expect to immediately do away … Continue reading

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