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Amtrak improves free Wi-Fi for Capitol Corridor

By From page A6 | May 12, 2013

With new 4G cards in place, users will find the Wi-Fi service aboard Capitol Corridor Amtrak trains even faster than before. And a recent study conducted by UC Davis determined that free Wi-Fi motivates travelers to ditch driving in favor of riding the rails.

The study has gotten worldwide attention in the transit/Wi-Fi community for its groundbreaking methodology and findings. According to UCD professor Patricia L. Mokhatarian, “New Capitol Corridor riders were particularly influenced by having free Wi-Fi. They made about 9 percent more trips than they would have done without free Wi-Fi.”

The full UCD report can be seen at www.its.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=10063&pub_id=1845.

Enterprise staff

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