NEWARK —NJ Transit is seeking a provider of wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) internet service at rail stations and onboard trains and has issued a request for proposals from qualified firms.
“The provision of wireless internet service would be a welcome amenity for our customers, enabling those who wish to remain connected and productive during their commute to do so continuously,” said NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein. “We hope to receive responses from qualified wireless service providers to advance our plan to bring the Internet aboard NJ Transit trains in the near future.”
A Wi-Fi network across the NJ Transit rail system would allow access to most internet applications, including web browsing, email access, Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications, file uploads and downloads, and video and audio streaming.
NJ Transit is encouraging all interested firms to attend a pre-proposal conference on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. at the NJ Transit Headquarters building in Newark. Proposals are due by Sept. 30, and the agency anticipates awarding a contract by the end of the year.
For more information, interested firms may contact the NJ Transit Bid Desk at 1-973-491-7546, or visit njtransit.com and click on “Doing Business.”
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