Management & Operations

Transit Wireless, Verizon finalize NYCT wireless agreement

Posted on August 21, 2013

Photo courtesy absolutewade
Photo courtesy absolutewade
Transit Wireless and Verizon finalized an agreement to bring Verizon’s 3G and 4G LTE wireless voice and data service to Transit Wireless’ state-of-the art wireless network in the New York City subway system.

Verizon will begin to install their equipment in Transit Wireless’ secure Base Station Hotel facilities over the next several weeks and Verizon Wireless customers can expect to start receiving service in the 36 stations already online in mid-town Manhattan and Chelsea later this year.

“Bringing wireless service into the New York City subway has been a big step forward for our customers, and we’re pleased that even more of them will be able to take advantage of it,” said Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman/CEO Thomas F. Prendergast. “The ability to make and receive phone calls underground is an important improvement for safety and security as well as convenience, and our customers will certainly appreciate it.”

The company will next participate in Phase 2 of the project, which comprises 40 new stations, including Grand Central Station, 34th St. Herald Square and Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan and stations throughout the Borough of Queens.

Phase 2 is expected to be completed in early 2014.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

$30B Phoenix transportation plan headed to voters

Set for vote as soon as August, the proposed plan includes up to 117 miles of new, high-capacity transit, such as light rail, bus rapid transit or streetcars. About $2.4 billion would help maintain major city streets while adding new bicycle lanes and street lights.

Former MBTA chief: System fix, expansion 'tall order'

Rich Davey said plans for a $2.2 billion commuter rail extension and fixing the system without raising new taxes will be difficult.

MasterCard, Cubic announce global fare payment partnership

As part of the agreement, MasterPass, MasterCard’s secure digital payment service, will be integrated with Cubic’s NextWave ticketing and journey planning app.

D.C. Metro board members want to refocus search for system chief

Some members said they want to shift the emphasis of the search to focus on a fresh batch of candidates whose skills are more suited to fixing problems that have come to light in the transit system in recent months.

Seattle introduces transit fares based on income

The reduced ORCA LIFT fare will be available to riders earning at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, about $23,340 annually for an individual or $47,700 for a family of four.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close