BAI’s UK CEO Billy D’Arcy recently joined UK Secretary for Transport Chris Grayling at a roundtable at leading London-based think tank Reform to discuss the opportunity for the UK to lead the rest of the world in the transformation of the rail sector.
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.
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.
When speaking to commuters on the TTC recently, we found that many of them didn’t know cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity was there at all or had some misconceptions about how it works. So we decided to separate fact from fiction by explaining how the network functions and how we can all take advantage of this exciting new service.
New York City officially got wireless service in every underground subway station a little more than a year ago, and TechCrunch writer Danny Crichon was curious what work went into the buildout of this system as well as how it will expand in the future. Here he explores further.
We’re proud to be part of delivering a connected future for Toronto through our work with the TTC. Here we look closely at our experience of building in underground transit environments, the challenges faced and the future planning involved, the unique nature of the Toronto project, and the results delivered to date.
The rapidly growing Toronto Region is home to 7.8 million people and as well as being the economic engine of both Ontario and Canada, has gained a strong reputation for digital and tech excellence. And at the heart of this development has been the modernisation of the city’s transport network – which includes the delivery of Wi-Fi and cellular services to the TTC subway system.
In cities across the globe, wireless connectivity is driving the trend towards a transit experience that’s smart, safe, fun and fluid. In Singapore, Wi-Fi data is being used to monitor and improve passenger flow. In Seoul, free Wi-Fi is available across the entire city, streamlining every experience from catching a train to parking a car. Now it’s Toronto’s turn.
The City of Toronto has launched multiple projects that aim to harness the power of cutting-edge technology to better serve its residents, in the quest to become a “smarter city”. These include smart traffic pilot projects that respond to real-time traffic patterns, a mini smart city on the waterfront and the recent completion of a wireless communications network by BAI Canada.
Freedom Mobile customers are first to use BAI Canada network to call, text and surf while in transit underground at all 75 subway stations and in nine kilometres of subway tunnel across the new Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.