Category Archives: Mass Transit Mobile WiFi

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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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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Is America Looking to Get Back on Track with More Trains?

Recent news stories suggest that America is getting on board with train travel. From California to Wisconsin, rail projects are being approved and residents are clamoring for increased passenger rail service. Today we’re taking a look at developments across the … 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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Mass Transit Mobility: Future Concepts Include Robotic Podcar Vehicles & More

This September, Berlin hosted the International Trade Fair for Transportation Technology, InnoTrans. From September 23 through 26th, the massive Messe Berlin convention center hosted the show over a sprawling 94,000 square meters of exhibition space. In InnoTrans 2014’s Future Mobility … 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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Bus WiFi & In-vehicle Video Technology Improve Safety

As the Internet enters increasing areas of our lives, it seems everything works better when it’s “wired.” From home thermometers to personal fitness, Internet connectivity can often improve performance. The same is true for bus WiFi systems. Transit bus WiFi … Continue reading

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The Future of Bus Design Includes Bus WiFi Systems

As traffic clogs cities across the globe, transit planners are recommending buses as a cost-effective, quick way to add public transportation bandwidth. Compared to light rail systems, bus systems can be up to 90% less expensive to install. Plus, with … Continue reading

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