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D.C. Metro to Test Free WiFi at Six Subway Stations

The beleaguered D.C.-area transit agency finally had something to talk about besides repair schedules, delays, and debt.
August 30, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced today the launch of free public Wi-Fi at six Metrorail stations as part of a limited pilot program. The six stations selected for the pilot are: Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archives and L’Enfant Plaza," according to an announcement on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

"The service, part of the General Manager’s Customer Accountability Report (CARe) initiatives, will be available for 45 days," adds the announcement. "After that time, the service will be suspended while the pilot program is evaluated."

The pilot program also includes the release of a new "Where's My Train" feature on the WMATA web platform.

Hat tip to the POPville blog for sharing news of the WMATA's announcement.

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Published on Monday, August 29, 2016 in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
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