GO Transit bringing free Wi-Fi to riders in 2020

Sept. 4, 2019
The free connectivity on buses and trains comes from an agreement between Metrolinx and Icomera Canada.

Riders of GO Transit buses and trains will be able to access free Wi-Fi following an agreement between Metrolinx and Icomera Canada Inc. The agreement will connect all 1,475 GO buses and trains to Wi-Fi beginning in 2020. 

"We're excited to share this news with GO customers," said Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA) Kinga Surma. "Our government is delivering on its promise to make life easier for people by giving them the opportunity to stay connected to family, friends and colleagues while travelling to work, school or appointments."

The agreement will provide the necessary infrastructure and equipment to provide Wi-Fi on GO Transit’s fleet of 532 buses and 943 train coaches. The Wi-Fi will include Internet access and free entertainment content through a modern, user-friendly portal.

"We know our customers want to stay connected to make the most of their journey time while traveling with us," said Metrolinx Chief Marketing Officer Mark Childs. "That is why we are very excited to announce we will deliver Wi-Fi on our trains and buses. Our new partnership with Icomera is for great Wi-Fi and great on-board entertainment experiences. This is another exciting and important delivery for our customers."

Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton Parm Gill added, "Bringing Wi-Fi to GO trains and buses will make traveling by GO a better, more convenient experience for people in Milton."

About the Author

Mischa Wanek-Libman | Group Editorial Director

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine and group editorial director of the Infrastructure and Aviation Group at Endeavor Business Media. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the editorial direction of the group and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.