Free Wifi on City Buses – Public Transit Provides Public Transmit

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The city of Seattle is testing free wifi wireless Internet access on some of its bus routes starting this month. Now that is a great way to get people to start using public transit for their commutes!

Explained King County executive Ron Sims, in announcing the joint project with Metro public transit, “The rapid development of wireless technology right here in King County provides us with real-world applications we could have never imagined just a few years ago. But in order for this technology to change the way we actually live and travel, we need the public-private partnerships to make it happen. Today I’m announcing that Metro and Junxion, Inc., a Seattle-based mobile connection provider, are doing just that. Over the next several months, they will work together to explore the limits of providing wireless Internet service on Metro buses. The lessons they learn with the help of Metro passengers will no-doubt make King County a nationwide leader in pioneering this new technology.”


Personally I think that this is a great idea. In fact, many is the time that I’ve wished that there were wifi access on the local commuter trains (although I now access the Internet wherever I am through my Bluetooth phone).

More test routes in Seattle are planned in the near future, and the city and Metro will be looking to user feedback to determine whether and where to go with the service.

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2 thoughts on “Free Wifi on City Buses – Public Transit Provides Public Transmit

  1. We have installed WiFi on the Trinity railway express commuter train cars travelling between Dallas and Fort Worth.

    If any city commuter railway wants wifi – they should visit the TRE in DFW.

    The system works well and provides digital media with advertising to the passengers. The revenue earned from the advertising offsets the costs of the provision of free wifi. 4G Metro provides the full packaged experience.

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