Cleveland RTA launches free Wi-Fi for select bus lines, transit centers

RTA bus equipped with Wi-Fi
RTA bus equipped with Wi-Fi(Source: WOIO)
Updated: Aug. 13, 2019 at 9:39 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - More riders of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will have access to free Wi-Fi with the expansion of its internet access program.

RTA Interim CEO Dr. Flounsay Caver and East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King provided additional information at a press conference on Tuesday.

According to officials, the Wi-Fi expansion is possible because of a $15 million federal grant for Cleveland’s public transit system.

Increasing Wi-Fi access will provide students creative outlets after school and allow them to do homework while waiting for a bus or train.

The Wi-Fi service will also enhance safety for both passengers and operators, Dr. Caver said.

Station and transit centers currently equipped with Wi-Fi:

  • Tower City Station
  • Cedar University Station
  • East 55th Station
  • Louis Stokes/Windermere Station
  • Southgate Transit Center
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center

Stations where Wi-Fi is in the process of being installed:

  • Cedar University Station
  • Puritas-West 150th Station

Stations where Wi-Fi service is planned:

  • West 65th Station
  • West 117th Station
  • Brookpark Station
  • Superior Station

The GCRTA previously said that officials hope to have all buses, trains, and stations equipped with Wi-Fi by 2020.

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