Management & Operations

San Antonio's VIA expanding wireless services

Posted on August 20, 2015

VIA
VIA

San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit is expanding the availability of free wireless internet service to encompass the agency’s fleet and facilities beginning Sept. 1, 2015.

“This is a significant step forward in connectivity for our riders,” said VIA President/CEO Jeffrey Arndt. “With this expansion and simultaneous upgrade to VIA’s internet service, all of our riders will be able to take advantage of their commutes to finish work assignments, stay in touch with family and friends, or simply pass the time while they ride the bus. About half of our riders use electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets, and that number is climbing daily. This enhanced service allows them to stay connected throughout the day.”

Currently, VIA offers 3G wireless service on its express routes, the Primo route and 11 transit centers. Beginning in September, the service will improve to 4G LTE and will be available on all VIA buses and properties. This service, which is being provided by Verizon and Cradlepoint, will also be installed on the paratransit fleet by November 1.

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

More News

NorthEast Charter joins IMG network

The company joins IMG’s Cyr Bus Lines in serving the state of Maine and surrounding areas.

TriMet's GM McFarlane to retire

He led the expansion of TriMet’s light rail system, which has become a national model for integrating land use and transportation planning, policy and development.

Nashville mayor unveils $5.2 billion transportation plan

It includes 26 miles of Nashville’s first-ever light rail system, four rapid bus routes, a dramatic increase in the service and frequency of the bus system, and a strategy of service and infrastructure improvements.

RATP Dev North America adopts one brand

Rebranding of McDonald Transit and RDMT simplifies client interactions by immediately connecting clients to the parent company in North America.

MV Transportation names IT exec to CEO post

Kevin Jones joins MV from DXC Technology, a publicly traded IT services company, where he served as sr. VP and GM of the Americas region.

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 number 1 resource for vocational 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