MTS launches free Wi-Fi pilot program on 10 buses

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The Metropolitan Transit System has launched a 10-bus free Wi-Fi pilot program to test Internet access for its transit users. This pilot program is the first for MTS buses and, if successful, could be extended to more buses and trolleys. Photo courtesy of MTS

The Metropolitan Transit System has launched a 10-bus free Wi-Fi pilot program to test Internet access for its transit users. This pilot program is the first for MTS buses and, if successful, could be extended to more buses and trolleys.

“We live in the digital age where being able to access the Internet is an important part of our daily activities. Whether we use the Internet for work or school, Internet access is essential for a person’s success, ”said Nathan Fletcher, Chairman of the MTS Board of Directors and County Board of Directors. from San Diego. “This pilot program aims to help bridge the technology gap. If successful, we will study ways to extend it to the whole region. “

The 10 buses will be deployed on routes across MTS service territory. Passengers can find Wi-Fi enabled buses in a number of ways:

Find a bus with Wi-Fi in real time on a dedicated bus search map

Go to the MTS website to see which routes will have Wi-Fi each day

Look for dedicated signs near boarding areas so passengers know they are boarding a Wi-Fi-enabled bus

Throughout the pilot program, staff will monitor and evaluate Wi-Fi performance by collecting customer feedback. MTS encourages users to submit a survey to share their experiences. Runners will be able to provide feedback on connectivity, internet speed and the overall experience.

To access the Internet, passengers must be on board one of the 10 buses equipped with Wi-Fi and activate the Wi-Fi connection on their personal device. An MTS start page will then appear and they will need to agree to the terms and conditions to log in. Runners will be able to browse the internet, stream music and / or videos to any device for free.

MTS operates 95 bus lines and three light rail lines in 10 cities and unincorporated areas in San Diego County. Frequencies and ranges have been restored to near pre-COVID-19 levels.

Updated schedules can be viewed on the MTS website. MTS requires that people wear face coverings at all times and practice physical distancing when possible.







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