Management & Operations

Port Authority of NY/NJ adding Wi-Fi at World Trade Center

Posted on August 13, 2014

World Trade Center Hub rendering by Santiagao Calatrava.
World Trade Center Hub rendering by Santiagao Calatrava.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached an agreement with Boingo Wireless to install and operate neutral host cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and high density Wi-Fi networks in select areas of the new World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.

"The World Trade Center site is a modern, world-class development featuring state-of-the-art technology," said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. "The new cellular and Wi-Fi networks at the Transportation Hub, retail and other locations will enhance the visitor experience, and ensure that our commuters and patrons can enjoy free, world-class connectivity on-the-go."

In May, the board authorized the installation of Wi-Fi at various locations at the World Trade Center. The multi-year agreement will include complimentary Wi-Fi in the retail areas of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, as well as the PATH Station.

When completed, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub will be the third largest transportation center in New York City, with more than 200,000 daily commuters and millions of annual visitors from around the world.

The WTC Transportation Hub's concourse will conveniently connect visitors to 11 different subway lines; the Port Authority Trans-Hudson rail system; Battery Park City Ferry Terminal; the World Trade Center Memorial Site; WTC Towers 1, 2, 3 and 4; the World Financial Center and the Winter Garden. It will represent the most integrated network of underground pedestrian connections in New York City.

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

More News

Wabtec to acquire Faiveley Transport

The total purchase price is about $1.8 billion, including assumed debt. Wabtec plans to fund the cash portion of the transaction with cash on hand, existing credit facilities and potentially other debt financing.

San Francisco pilots 'pee-repellent' paint to stop public urination

Nine city walls feature the special paint, which sprays urine right back onto the shoes and pants of unsuspecting relief-seekers.

L.A. Metro mobile app adds geofencing, beacon technology

Will soon allow app users to receive messages that communicate contextually relevant information about service alerts, special events, or discounts near Metro stations and stops.

Controversy brews over new Translink CEO's possible pay

The transportation agency’s search firm posted a job advertisement online last week that outlined a compensation package of $319,000 in base salary, a bonus of up to 30%, a $14,000 transportation allowance and a $1,200 parking allowance.

Denver RTD launches mobile-friendly website

Enhancements on the redesigned site include new ways to customize schedules and the ability to look up the next scheduled departure from a stop or current location with the new Next Ride tool.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close