California Trains Connected

This is the final report for a project which assisted the Capitol Corridor Joint Power Authority (CCJPA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in assembling a decision framework for selecting wireless Internet access on behalf of customers riding the three California State sponsored Intercity Rail Services. The authors researched the state of worldwide deployment of service based on the wireless technologies, such as wireless fidelity (WiFi) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX). A survey was conducted of the WiFi service at San Francisco Airport. In addition, surveys were conducted of the historical ridership data on train routes of the Intercity Rail Service and on the trains offering trial Internet access based on low bandwidth communication infrastructure. The results were then used with other data to develop business model options. In order to support the business model options, the authors researched the wireless technology landscape, examined the technology trends and options, and the specific characteristics of the operating environment of the target rail service. Additional areas of research included emerging technology for enabling the mobile connectivity and the vulnerability and viable security technologies.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-ITS-PRR-2006-4, CA07-0709
  • Contract Numbers: TO 5106
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2007 6:24PM