Wi-Fi Coming to Each NYC Subway Station by Finish of 2016: Gov. Cuomo

Wi-Fi Coming to Every NYC Subway Station by End of 2016: Gov. Cuomo Wi-Fi Coming to Every NYC Subway Station by End of 2016: Gov. Cuomo

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accelerating efforts to convey the town’s subway into the twenty first century — elements of it, anyway. The plan was outlined at a press convention held Friday morning.

The primary effort being sped up is including Wi-Fi entry to each station within the nation’s largest speedy transit system. Over one hundred forty stations have already got Wi-Fi and cell service, however that is solely about half; the workforce expects to deliver Wi-Fi to all of them by the top of this yr, and cell service by the subsequent.

All 278 underground subway stations could have Wi-Fi service by finish of 2016, an expedited timeframe. #BuiltToLead pic.twitter.com/UjUoOnvuKK

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January eight, 2016

Lots of of subway automobiles will obtain USB ports to cost your units with this yr, and rail automobiles and buses will obtain tech upgrades as properly. The unique Metropolitan Transit Authority plan to redo 20 of the town’s 469 metro stations by 2020 has additionally been upped to 30 — most must be achieved by 2018.

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Contactless ticketing, one other function deliberate by the MTA, will now be launched in 2018, two years forward of schedule, Cuomo predicted. And cellular ticket buying will seem within the smaller Lengthy Island and Metro North rail providers later this yr, forward of deployment within the extra central techniques.

That is all assuming the funding comes by means of — the multibillion-greenback plan proposed by the MTA has but to be accredited by the state.