Public Transit Needs To Catch Up With NYC's Wi-Fi-Enabled Buses
The public transit buses will come equipped with free Wi-Fi access and USB ports for charging your gadgets.By Mikah Sargent | March 9, 2016
New York City's MTA bus fleet is getting a modern makeover, and we're getting jealous.
"These are not gonna be your father's buses. It's a new day, and what the MTA is trying to reach is mobility plus productivity. The days where you get on a bus and you read the newspaper are over," said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Well, unless you read your newspaper on your smartphone. The city is adding more than 2,000 Wi-Fi- and USB-enhanced vehicles to the MTA fleet over the next five years. The Wi-Fi will be free, and there will be between 35 and 55 USB ports on each bus.