Published by cleveland.com on August 14, 2019
By Courtney Astolfi
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Free Wi-Fi is now available at several Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority stations and transit centers, and internet access will be expanded over the coming months to buses, trains and additional stations.
RTA interim CEO Dr. Floun’say Caver announced the Wi-Fi services with East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King during a Tuesday news conference at the Louis Stokes/Windermere station, where Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and along the rail platform and bus loop.
The other stations and transit centers already equipped with Wi-Fi access are:
· Tower City Station, in the rotunda waiting areas, and platforms adjacent to waiting areas
· Cedar University Station, in the interior bus waiting area and rail lobby (Access in the outdoor bus area and the rail platforms to be added soon.)
· East 55th Station, in the lobby and outdoor platforms
· Southgate Transit Center, in the interior lobby
· Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center, in the interior lobby and the first two bus lanes
The Puritas-Werst 150th Station will receive Wi-Fi access soon, and plans call for eventually adding access at the West 65th Street, West 117th Street, Brookpark and Superior stations.
Wi-Fi is scheduled to be added in September to trolleys and buses on the CSU Line, HealthLine, and east side Hayden District. Paratransit vehicles and buses in the west side Triskett district will receive access later this fall.
Internet services for stations, buses and trains are part of a $2 million, five-year AT&T contract approved in June by the RTA board of trustees. The contract also brings 4G cellular data to all RTA vehicles which will be used to power real-time location services, vehicle diagnostics and other technological improvements.
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