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Bus WiFi and the Changing Face of Public Transportation

Bus Wifi & The Changing Face of Public Transportation



Demand for public WiFi on mass transit is changing the way the industry attracts rides



Importance Of WiFi On Buses



In a survey of more than 1,000 bus riders:

91.3 % planned to use mobile devices en route for:

72.4% cell phone call

59.3% music

52.1% WiFi

48.9% Email or text

48.5% web surfing



Technology use on buses has nearly doubled since 2009

2009 17.9%

2010 24%

2011 33.9%



45.7% of riders say WiFi availability is an important factor in making travel plans



32% more riders used intercity curbside buses in 2011 than in the previous year, thanks to:

WiFi availability

Affordable fares

Rising gas prices



WiFi availability in 2011

1.4% U.S. Buses

6.8% Commuter Rails

1.4% Heavy Rails



Growth in Ridership for 2011

7.1% Bus Industry

1.5% Airline Industry

1.2% Rail Industry



U.S. Public Transit Use

U.S. public transportation systems have increased more than sevenfold in the last 30 years



1980 1044

2009 7700



4.9% of all workers in the U.S. used public transportation in 2010

25 min. was the U.S. average commuting time

7 in 10 U.S. city dwellers live within 3/4 mile of public transit



30% 90 min.

30% of U.S. jobs are accessible within 90 min. on public transit

$1-$4

Every $1 invested in public transportation results in a $4 return

+$9,656

per year is the amount individuals in major urban areas save by using public transit instead of driving



10 Best Cities For Public Transportation

1. Denver-Aurora, CO

2. New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT

3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

4. Boston, MA-NH-RI

5. Portland, OR

6. San Jose, CA (tie)

6. Salt Lake City, UT

8. San Diego, CA

9. Seattle, WA

10. Honolulu, HI



Top 10 Cities Where Workers Use The Most Public Transit

Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue, WA 8.2%

Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, CT 8.3%

Honolulu, HI 8.6%

Ithaca, NY 8.9%

Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington, PA/NJ/DE/MD 9.6%

Chicago/Joliet/Naperville, IL/IN/WI 11.2%

Boston/Cambridge/Quincy, MA/NH 11.8%

Washington/Arlington/Alexandria, DC/VA/MD/WV 14%

San Francisco/Oakland/Fremond, CA 14.6%

NYC/Northern NJ/Long Island, NY/NJ/PA 30.7%

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Bus WiFi and the Changing Face of Public Transportation

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Mass transit is making a comeback, thanks to high gas prices, affordable fares and new amenities – including bus WiFi. Meanwhile, riders report the rising importance of WiFi availability in making t...
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