California Trains Connected

Recent advances in wireless communications, especially the process called Wi-Fi, or Wireless Fidelity and Mobile IP, have made Internet connectivity possible in mobile environments. The “California Trains Connected project” aims to assist the Capital Corridor Joint Powers Authority and the California Department of Transportation to evaluate technology and business options and to assemble a decision framework and performance specifications for wireless Internet specifically operating in the three Intercity Rail service corridors subsidized by the State of California. Wireless Internet service will allow customers to conduct business or connect to websites for leisure, personal, or entertainment purposes. The cornerstone of the research is to define, specify and experiment innovative services offered both to passengers and train operators of a running train. Wireless internet access will also permit the train operators to utilize the Internet to improve ticket collection, public safety and security and implement other operational efficiencies. It is expected that such services will improve ridership on intercity trains and relieve congestion on interstate freeways.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

    1100 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Kanafani, Adib
    • Benouar, Hamed
    • Allison, Jim
    • Chiou, Bensen
    • Verma, Harsh
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01016159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2005 11:58AM