Re: PATH (pathetic attempt at transporting humans)
Posted by bodhipooh on 2018/11/8 8:48:11
PATH introducing cellphone service to underground stations
Updated 6:45 PM; Posted 6:45 PM
By Patrick Villanova
The Jersey Journal
Underground PATH stations are officially joining the 21st century.
The Port Authority announced Tuesday that cellphone service is being added to nine underground PATH stations, with connectivity from major carriers phased in over the course of the rest of the year and into early 2019.
As of Tuesday, AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service is available at underground PATH stations in New York, while cell service from both providers will expand to New Jersey's PATH stations in the next three weeks. Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers will see system-wide cellular service in both New York and New Jersey's underground PATH stations early next year.
Cellular connectivity will be available on platforms and throughout underground stations.
"We want to upgrade service to the traveling public at all our facilities," Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said in a statement. "Access to cell coverage is an important expectation of PATH customers."
PATH follows in the footsteps of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which finished adding cellphone service to all of its subway stations in January 2017.
The PATH stations in New York with the new cellular coverage are: 33rd, 23rd, 14th, Ninth, and Christopher streets. The World Trade Center PATH station has had cellular coverage since it opened in 2016.
https://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_river_index
this is awesome news! I was wondering why I started getting a signal at the 14th street station last week. now I know.
I am not at all excited by the prospect of cell service availability within trains or stations. People are rude enough as it is, so imagine the additional annoyance of people loudly speaking into their phones, as they flaunt the many other rules about music, food, etc. Even NJ Transit and Metro North were forced to add "quiet cars" to their trains because of this issue. Alas, that's a non-starter for the PATH considering the current overcrowding issues.
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