Since the emergence of IP connectivity in transit, primarily through the gateway of passenger Wi-Fi as an amenity, early days were spent trying to evaluate technologies or waiting for a variety of backhaul technologies to evolve. In parallel, business models were being tested. Over time, several technologies and business models have emerged.
IP connectivity in motion is a game changer for transit and the industry is just learning to transition from the older siloed ways of managing their transit and providing amenities for their passengers. This presentation by James Allison will focus on the evolution of technology and business models for Wi-Fi on transit, examine empirical evidence if the “free” model pays off, and look at various types of transit systems around the world. He will give a guide as to which technologies and business models might be right for any particular type of transit service. In addition, James will cover the Wi-Fi system for applications in operations, which is now emerging as yet another compelling aspect of the business case for Wi-Fi in Transit.
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Since October 2000, James Allison has been with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) management entity for the Intercity Passenger Rail service operating in Northern California. In that capacity, Mr. Allison is the Manager of Planning for new capital/service projects and planning studies along the route.... More info