WMATA nears new tunnel cell service agreement

Posted on September 23, 2015

Ben Schumin
Ben Schumin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reached a new agreement with four major cellular carriers on a plan that would make it possible for riders to talk on their phones, send and receive e-mails and texts, and surf the Web throughout the transit system’s 101 miles of tunnels by the end of the decade, The Washington Post reported.

The project was supposed to have been completed three years ago, under a 2008 contract between WMATA and a consortium of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, however, officials said several obstacles prevented the companies from wiring the tunnels, including unforeseen logistical hurdles, a bankruptcy and a 2009 train crash, which forced WMATA to give higher priority to safety-related infrastructure work in the system. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Alstom to supply new generation metros to Greater Lyon

The binding part of the order includes the delivery of 30 metros for an amount of $152 million dollars.

Texas' TRE increases frequencies, extends service hours

The new schedule features weekday train service every 30 minutes during peak periods. For evening, mid-day and Saturday service, the frequency will be every 60 minutes.

First Hitachi-made rail vehicles for Miami-Dade unveiled

The Miami-Dade Metro contract amounts to about $300 million dollars representing a total quantity of 68 trains (136 cars).

WMATA report on running red lights calls for capping speeds, brighter bulbs

Plans to upgrade signals with LED bulbs at the following problem-spots by the end of the year: National Airport, Silver Spring, Vienna, Grosvenor, Largo, and Farragut North.

Dallas' rail-connected development driving regional growth, study says

Completed or under-construction TOD near DART stations has already generated $69 million in state and local tax revenue.

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



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