In the 1851 UK census, there were just three women listed as ‘railway labourers’ working in the industry. Whilst trains overall have gotten faster since then, the number of women working on or with them has travelled at a more pedestrian pace. An extensive survey of the UK by industry group Women In Rail found […]
Melinda White joined Transit Wireless as chief executive officer in May 2018. The company serves as the network provider for New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA operates in a 5,000-square-mile area in New York City, Long Island, southeaster New York state and Connecticut. Prior to taking her current position, White held various positions with […]
Recently BAI Communications attended SmartTransit in Philadelphia. SmartTransit is the go-to conference for senior transit industry figures from across the Americas. This year’s event had a focus on how digitalisation and technology is revolutionising transit, from enhanced analytics technologies to real-time passenger information systems. Shaun Newton, Product Development Manager, Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned […]
Transit Wireless (a majority-owned BAI Communications company) was selected by the NYCT and the MTA to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Wi-Com network in New York City’s subway system. After breaking ground in Midtown Manhattan (Phase I) and continuing construction along the Upper West Side (Phase II), our next stop was Queens (Phase […]
In 2011, Transit Wireless (a majority-owned BAI Communications company) began construction on a WiCom network for New York City’s subway system. A project of this type was unprecedented; no one had ever attempted to modernize the 110-year-old transit system and bring it into the 21st century. In our four-part ‘Building of the Boroughs’ blog series, we will take you […]
On Sunday 20th May, Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications majority-owned company, sponsored the 5th annual Party on Wheels at the New York Transit Museum. This annual event benefits the Museum’s education programs, serving 25,000 New York City kids and teachers every year – including 3,000 participants in access programs for people with disabilities. During this yearly […]
Having a P3 contract that spans over a quarter-century ensures Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned company) and the services we provide continue to meet the needs of New York City Transit for decades to come.
“I don’t believe transformation can be achieved without innovation”. BAI Communications UK CEO Billy Darcy talks to SmartRail World about innovation and rail challenges.
Transit Wireless has been recognized as an Honorable Mention in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Genius Transit Challenge for its proposed solution to implement high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity into the New York City Subway System’s train fleet.
Transit Wireless’ 27-year P3 partnership with the MTA guarantees that it maintains and grows the network over the time of the contract. How does it not only sustain, but improve connectivity in an ever-expanding network 80+ ft underground, subject to various external factors? Here Kate Dominus, Counsel and Commercial Contracts Manager at Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority owned company) provides a legal perspective.