Pilot project for free Wi-Fi on 50 buses, including 2 in Gozo

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Pilot project for free Wi-Fi on 50 buses, including 2 in GozoA pilot project has been launched for free Wi-Fi on 50 buses, including 2 vehicles in Gozo.

This project will include those serving routes in Malta towards Mater Dei Hospital and the University of Malta, those serving popular routes around Malta, as is the internal Valletta route.

The service will be available on both larger 12-metre vehicles and smaller 9-metre vehicles.

The project was launched by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg, which he said is the result of collaboration between Transport Malta and Malta Public Transport.

Minister Borg also said that his ministry is currently carrying out work on several levels in an effort to overcome the challenge of congestion by means of push and pull mechanisms, several different projects, along with a number of measures thought to incentivise people to use alternative means of transport.

The Minister explained that this new project will be making the use of public transport more convenient, and explained that Wi-Fi access will be free and available upon signing, which would need to be done every time it is used as user details will not be kept on the system.

He also said that access will be filtered so that security is ensured. The connection will be standard 4G and shared among all users, and there is the possibility of some interruptions while it is being optimised.

Photograph:DOI/Clifton Fenech

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