The Globe reports that the MBTA is making Wifi mobile internet access available on one of its commuter rail lines. The Boston commuter rail infrastructure is so derelict – it is stunning that Wifi was a priority. Here are the top 3 things that should have been addressed instead:
Speed up slower trains
Some trains are much faster than others, apparently because of traffic congestion on the lines. It should be possible to schedule trains better. If trains were faster, there wouldn’t be time to use any Wifi service anyways.
Display the train’s destination
Currently, the conductor is the only person who knows where a train is going, and not all of them are sharing this information freely. People routinely got on the wrong trains. This is such an easy fix.
Make sure that trains are on time
Currently, I can rely on my train being late, and it is planned into my daily schedule.