18 December, 2010
how do you get more people to use the public transport?
NSW Government has a new idea on encourage people to use public transport instead of driving to city. How? Provide free Wi-Fi connection on the bus. (Making it more like Don's beautiful Boston where free Wi-Fi is easily available in many places.)
Laurent told me he saw the sign on M10 (Metro 10) bus on Thursday, and yesterday (Friday) Seven News reported it. The M10 Metrobus is the state's first to be fitted with wireless internet. Passengers can hook up with the free Wi-Fi for free. (to Don: we don't have many free Wi-Fi hotspots) During the 6-month trial, passengers can use two 45-minute sessions each day, with 30 megabytes of downloads available. And the best part, M10 passes through my place.
As a mater of fact, in the past six-month, the free Wi-Fi was already used on Manly ferry. The next challenge will be trains.
Well, what the Government did not say was... bus fares have been increasing a lot recently, the buses are overcrowded (during peak hours), and we don't even have a Tcard yet (something like beautiful Boston's contactless tickets). Those more fundamental issues are not being solved or focused, but well, the government is happy to advertise the Wi-Fi.
Posted by Antony on 18 December 2010 9:39 AM | newstalk
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