January 11, 2017
LYNX has now added Wi-Fi to all 300 buses. This customer amenity is the first technology tool we plan to roll out in 2017.
When customers board buses they will need to make sure Wi-Fi has been turned on in their device’s settings, select “LYNX-Bus WIFI”, accept the terms and conditions, and then enjoy free Wi-Fi during the ride. “LYNX-Bus WIFI” will not require a password.
“Our board of directors envisions transforming LYNX into an agency that is attractive to all Central Floridians,” said Edward L. Johnson, LYNX chief executive officer. “As we continue to roll out new technologies which will allow passengers to read and send emails, communicate through social media, and read their favorite electronic publication or correspondence while our operators take them safely to their destination, this is the first step in meeting that expectation.”
The service will be provided by Verizon Wireless. The “LYNX-Bus WIFI” main page also will allow the agency to sell advertising.
We already offer customers “LYNX Public” Wi-Fi at LYNX Central Station.
Other modern technology enhancements we are currently working on include a mobile fare payment system and applications for customers to plan their trip including finding the location of buses.