Modern Mass Transit is making it easier for commuters; especially with the latest inter connecting wireless technologies. Many buses, commuter trains, shuttles and even trolley cars now have WiFi wireless computer access so no one is out of touch. This is being done now in Baltimore to NY trains and in Sacramento to San Francisco Trains thanks to Amtrak. After all we now have WiFi hotspots at McDonalds, Kinko’s, Book Stores, Starbucks, Airports and hotel lobbies already.
By having these conveniences we Can get people to remain out of their cars and enjoy the commute and or require a high speed train in their next trip; not to mention save the gas that is approaching 3.00 per gallon. When the system is assembled the operational costs are relatively low considering that the costs of expanding airports that tend to have cyclical trends during boom and bust years and thus tough to manage your ROI, with gates getting vacant and then new gates that will need to be constructed in the upward cycle. One has to follow the airline industry’s industry rotations and have a trip and look at Billions of dollars of Airliners sitting hibernated which may never be used. Between the cutthroat Bankruptcy tactics price wars and era of International Terrorism we will need to rethink our transport strategy to include redundancy techniques, which can provide comfort and the speed that we use to have in Commercial Aviation.
We have a few Nationwide Bus Companies that provide people. We will need to insure buses are secure at precisely the exact same time we will need to boost usage and ridership and in the age of International Terrorism. New connected wireless technologies can do. You can send feed back to the command and control for the transit system and always track, because you are already online. Providing amenities to Commuters and safety at exactly the exact same time will bring riders back and let us face it nobody wants to pay 85.00 per week to fill up their SUV with petrol. Can technology do that? It can. Consider It.