Category Archives: Bus WiFi

Real-time Bus & Train Location Details Help Increase Public Transit Ridership

Waiting at a public transit stop is too often an exercise in patience. When will the bus or train come? What if it has already passed? How can you know whether it’s best to stay put or walk to a … Continue reading

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Business Travel Boosts City Economies Where Public Transit Mobility is Best

Multiple studies have shown that many Americans—particularly younger Americans—prefer to live in cities that offer multiple transportation options. However, it may surprise some readers to learn that urban centers with multimodal transportation systems are also popular places to travel. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Can Private Investors Pave the Way Toward Better Public Transit?

Private investors have an important role to play in the future of American transportation. Our country’s economic future depends on modern transit linking cities and neighborhoods. As the American population increases by 100 million in the next four decades, we … Continue reading

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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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