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SmartTransit USA: Transit Wireless, MTA and NYC Subway connectivity partners to share insights

Creating a safer and better connected transit network in New York.

NEW YORK, USA, 14th October 2016 –The challenges and benefits of bringing wireless connectivity to 278 underground stations of the century-old New York City subway system will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by Transit Wireless at the 6th annual Smart Transit USA Congress & Expo, October 25 thru October 26 in Elizabeth, NJ. Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications company, – is hosting the session, “Creating a safer and better connected transit network in New York,” which will bring together executives from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Sprint, T-Mobile, Outfront Media, Transit Wireless and its parent company, BAI Communications.

“Building the Transit Wireless network in the New York City subway is a significant public private partnership and a substantial technological undertaking that I think the Congress attendees will find very interesting,” said Chris Jaeger, Managing Director of Transit Systems at BAI Communications, the panel moderator. “Within a subway that operates 24-hours-a day and has an infrastructure that in some locations, is more than 100-years-old, we’re successfully building a wireless network that advances communications for the MTA, for public safety and for riders, and presents significant commercial application potential.”

Panelists for Creating a Safer and Better Connected Transit Network in New York, include:

  • William A. Bayne, CEO, Transit Wireless
  • Mark R Heavey, Director of Marketing and Advertising, Metropolitan Transit Agency
  • Pete Dawson, Regional Manager, Northeast Regional Site Development – In Building Systems and Special Events, Sprint
  • Salim Kouldri, Senior Director of Engineering & Operations, T-Mobile USA
  • Andrew Sriubas, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development, Outfront Media

The panel will showcase experiences and insights into the New York City subway project and explore the ways in which carriers, solutions providers and the MTA are working together to ensure a common technology infrastructure for public, private and commercial applications.

Additionally, Josh MacKinnon, Director, Engineering Systems, BAI Canada will participate on the panel earlier in the day titled Key influencers in attracting more passengers.

SmartTransit USA Congress & Expo brings together bus, rail and metro transit agencies; government; and leading technology suppliers to showcase innovations in transit technology that can help transit agencies to improve the rider experience, safety and reliability and propel mass transit forward. For further Congress information, go to:

About Transit Wireless and Transit Wireless WiFi™

Transit Wireless was formed to meet the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) requirement to develop a shared wireless infrastructure within 278 underground stations of the New York City subway to provide commercial services for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless customers. The company is designing, building, operating and financing development of a highly resilient wireless network supporting consumer connectivity, business connectivity, transit and public safety communications needs by operating on all primary licensed cellular bands, public unlicensed bands and the 4.9GHz public safety band. Transit Wireless has launched the Transit Wireless WiFi™ network within the underground subway stations, an initiative that has been recognized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as the “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment.” Transit Wireless’ quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified by American Global Standards, LLC. Transit Wireless is a BAI Communications company, part of a global enterprise that designs, builds and operates highly accessible communications networks for customers across Australia, Asia and North America. For further information about Transit Wireless go to: