Rail

Pittsburgh's Port Authority adds Wi-Fi capabilities at 7 light rail stations

Posted on August 30, 2017

Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County and Comcast announced the availability of wireless service to passengers at seven of Pittsburgh's busiest light rail stations.

"We continue to work to improve the riders’ experience, and providing Wi-Fi, free of charge, does exactly that,” said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “We thank Comcast for its partnership with the Port Authority, and look forward to seeing and hearing how this amenity is received by our public transit users."

Port Authority's Board unanimously approved the seven-year, non-exclusive agreement with Comcast in January. The agreement permits Comcast to install wireless hotspots at Station Square, First Avenue, Steel Plaza Wood Street, Gateway, North Side, and Allegheny stations. There is no cost to Port Authority.

"Customers have told us that they want the ability to stay connected while waiting for a train, and we are thrilled to have worked with Comcast to deliver this service," said Port Authority Interim CEO David Donahoe. "We see this as an invaluable tool, especially once we roll out real-time tracking of our light rail vehicles, which is currently in a testing phase."

The Wi-Fi service is free to both Xfinity customers, who can sign in with their Xfinity user IDs and passwords, and non-Xfinity customers, who can create a user name and password. As with all Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, devices register once and will automatically connect for all subsequent sessions. Comcast already provides service for transit patrons in Philadelphia, Boston, and southern New Jersey as part of the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.

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

More News

FRA awards $272M in State of Good Repair grants

The SOGR Program is intended to improve intercity passenger rail performance.

Gov. directs NJ TRANSIT to release monthly rail performance metrics

Will include the total number of cancellations each month and a listing of the specific types of cancellations for each line.

NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

Press event coincided with the 50th anniversary of a train collision in Darien, Conn., that killed four people and injured 43 others.

NJ TRANSIT Police reunite homeless man with family

Jose Lopez, 61, who hadn't seen his family in more than 24 years, made his way to New Jersey from Miami when was he was found.

FRA makes $244M available for rail funding

The FY19 NOFO will fund projects that increase rail transportation safety, efficiency, and reliability.

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