According to the Chicago Tribune over 300,000 trips are taken by commuting passengers on the Metra each day. Unfortunately for riders, Chicagoland’s public transportation has been notoriously behind the times when it comes to technology updates. But there may be a light at the end of this dark-age tech tunnel because as of yesterday Metra transit announced it hopes to install wi-fi on all network trains! While Metra fears their cost might not be worth the benefit, commuters everywhere clapped their hands in celebration at this possibility. After all, a huge Metra selling point is that you can be productive and easily communicate on the train while not in your car. Imagine just how much productivity (and morality) would increase with readily available internet access! Let’s cross our fingers Chicago, this could be a historical moment in the making.
For more information follow up with Chicago Tribune article Wi-Fi on Metra.