Tag Archives: Canada

Be safe. Stay connected online underground

Internet access is increasingly a utility rather than a luxury, with around 90% of Canadians connected to wireless networks and nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 using the internet every day. People expect to be connected everywhere they go. This includes 4.2 million public transport commuters. With Toronto residents taking an average of […]

Platforms for change: how transit connectivity offers so much more than an internet connection

London in 1863, Paris in 1900, New York in 1904 and even what feels like a new network, Hong Kong in 1979. You know the cities. But what do the dates signify? They represent the years that their respective transit networks first went into operation. Yes, there have been upgrades and extensions in rail and […]

How safety culture is keeping pace with the digital rail revolution

On a recent visit to a rail construction site in London, I noticed a sign in the staff room. It was a picture of a happy work crew and above them in big bold letters it said, ‘Safety is a State of Mind’. Its goal was to emphasize how safety is now more than just […]

The future of public transport is connected, integrated and intermodal

Population growth and rapid urbanisation, combined with the rise of the digital economy, has changed our patterns of work and play, while advances in data gathering and analytics has made ‘mass personalisation’ a reality. This has significant implications for the provision of infrastructure, utilities and services like public transport. Significantly, it is now possible to […]

Five minutes with Josh Mackinnon, Director, Wi-Fi Technologies, BAI Communications

Josh MacKinnon has been working at BAI Communications in Toronto since early 2013 as Director of Engineering Systems, where he is directly responsible for the engineering and implementation of the networks in Canada. Josh also represents the wider BAI Group as the Director of Wi-Fi technologies where he is involved in the strategic direction and […]

Five minutes with Ken Ranger, Chief Executive Officer, BAI Communications Canada

“The ways in which passengers use transportation networks (and their expectations) are rapidly developing, particularly in a city like Toronto. Everyone is busy and using the transit system to get somewhere else, and while doing so they want to stay informed, be productive and be entertained.” Over the last decade, the rail and metro industry […]

Transport infrastructure: connectivity is the key

Connectivity is transforming public transport. As urban areas expand, and as demands for ‘anywhere, anytime’ data connections grow, digital infrastructure is being rolled out alongside physical infrastructure. This ensures commuters can connect to the internet and that transport operators can access reliable, real-time data about their services. But that’s just the beginning; the full implications […]

Partnering with global technology leaders: SOLiD

BAI Communications (BAI) leverages its established partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology providers to deliver independent and reliable communications infrastructure in some of the most complex and therefore challenging environments – including that of a busy transit system. BAI has had a long and successful partnership with SOLiD, a world leader in indoor and […]