As reported by CNBC, in New NYC buses to feature free Wi-Fi, USB ports, New York City buses are about to get a lot better making for a more enjoyable ride for many! With more than 2,000 new buses being added in the next 5 years and amenities like USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, New Yorkers are sure to be happy with the changes. Start looking for the new buses in Queens by mid year according to the article.
Great Transportation News For New Yorkers
New York City buses are moving to catch up with its riders’ technology.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will add more than 2,000 new buses to its fleet in the next five years, and the upgraded vehicles will feature amenities like USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi.
The MTA will begin installing digital information screens on 200 of its 5,700 buses this year in an effort to provide passengers with information about stops, transfers and weather, among other things.
Some 75 of the MTA’s new buses will debut in mid-2016 in Queens, according to Cuomo’s statement, with another 300 slated to arrive in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan in the next two years. The remaining buses wouldn’t hit the streets until 2018 or later.
In addition, by 2017, MTA plans to retrofit all of its express buses with Wi-Fi hotspots and USB charging ports. About 1,000 of the MTA’s 5,700 buses run express routes.
I would think that free Wi-Fi would be big for New York buses. We already have some buses here in Atlanta with the technology. Be on the look out for new buses coming to NYC over the next several years.