Cleveland RTA buses, trains could be equipped with free Wi-Fi for riders by 2020

RTA offering apprenticeships through federal grant. (Source: WOIO)
RTA offering apprenticeships through federal grant. (Source: WOIO)
Published: Jun. 6, 2019 at 5:01 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2019 at 5:02 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The riders of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority could have access to free Wi-Fi by next year.

The proposal was presented to the RTA Operational Planning and Infrastructure Committee on June 4.

The committee signed off a contract with AT&T that would bring unlimited 4G internet connectivity to the system’s buses, trains, and paratransit vehicles.

Wi-Fi internet service would be available by August 2020, according to the proposal.

The contract would also provide RTA with turn-by-turn navigation services and possible pay-by-phone capabilities once on board.

Now that the proposal was approved, the contract now moves to the RTA Board of Trustees. Final approval could happen in two weeks.

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