Category Archives: Mass Transit Mobile WiFi

Public Transit Ridership Breaks Record as Demand for WiFi Connectivity Grows

Demand for public transportation is on the rise. According to the American Public Transportation Association, Americans took a total of 10.8 billion trips via public transit in 2014. That’s the highest public ridership rate in fifty-eight years. Phillip Washington, the … Continue reading

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VTA Pioneers Public Transit Innovation in California

On February 18th, transportation technology specialists from across Silicon Valley attended the grand opening for Santa Clara VTA’s new Innovation Center. SinglePoint Communication representatives took in the impressive new space, which was formerly a lunchroom and conference area. The modest … 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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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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U.S. Transportation Innovation Means Mobile WiFi is on the Move [Infographic]

In today’s connected world, the demand for WiFi access is greater than ever. With ridership growing across the board—from commuter rails to charter buses—remaining competitive is a matter of meeting this demand. Along with public transportation, emergency service personnel find … Continue reading

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Leveraging Technology to Improve America’s Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation challenges often seem impossibly expensive to solve. For instance, accidents caused by driver error would seem to require costly solutions, such as extended employee training, and HR interventions. Capacity limits appear to demand major investments in system expansion. And … 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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