NYC's WiFi-outfitted buses will debut in Queens this yr
Seems like New Yorkers will not have to attend years earlier than they see these excessive-tech buses state Governor Andrew Cuomo promised final month. In addition to outfitting subway stations with WiFi connections, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority can also be gearing up to deploy the primary 70 WiFi-outfitted buses in Queens within the second or third quarter of 2016. The brand new automobiles may even have as much as fifty five USB charging ports on board, in addition to three LCD screens that flash cease bulletins, transfers and different info.
After its debut in Queens, the MTA expects 70 buses to start out working in Brooklyn, 209 within the Bronx and 18 in Manhattan over the subsequent two years. The company plans to launch 2,042 excessive-tech public buses in all to exchange forty % of its present fleet. That does not imply New Yorkers should struggle for area on board to have the ability to hook up with the web or to cost a dying telephone on the street, although. The MTA can also be retrofitting its present buses with the identical facilities (WiFi + USB) and goals to be completed by the top of 2017.