Skip to comments.Norwalk (CT) Rep. Lavielle Wants Wi-Fi On Metro-North Trains
Posted on 01/24/2013 2:21:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
Metro-North commuters may be able to browse the Internet from their laptops, tablets and other devices using wi-fi as they travel to and from their destinations if state Rep. Gail Lavielle gets her way.
Lavielle, R-143rd Districtwhich includes parts of Westport, Wilton and Norwalkproposed a bill that would require Metro-North to provide wi-fi access to passengers. The proposed legislation would also allow a private contractor to provide the service.
Our hardworking commuters travel for hours every day on Metro-North, and they want to spend their time productively, Lavielle said in a statement. Commuters have seen a steep spike in their fares, and they have a right to expect service improvements.
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This is from a Republican? We already heavily subsidize all rail and bus travel and will now pay a private contractor to provide another freebie at the expense of the majority? I suggest that if these folks want to work or surf the net during their travel time they need to upgrade their wireless contracts. This entitlement crap has to end!
Yeah; this coming from a Republican is what caught my eye over it. If it were a Democrat, then it’d be expected, but now we have GOP politicians unabashedly talking just like Democrats.
They seem to be following the European Union on this. I used to wonder why Dublin Bus back in Ireland just slashed the number of its routes drastically, recently; now I know, because they’re scrambling to have wi-fi on all their buses too. (Their buses used to be kinda spartan in appearance and interior, which was part of their charm; now things are out of hand.) Guess they don’t want the populace disconnected from the “telescreen” . . . BB’s gotta keep watch.
Only time I lose it is in the tunnel leading to Grand Central, but by then, you need to pack up and be ready to de-board anyhow.