Red Rose Transit buses now offer free Wi-Fi through T-Mobile

Dec. 23, 2020

Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) has partnered with T-Mobile to bring free Wi-Fi to RRTA's entire fleet of buses. The buses that serve the city and county of Lancaster, Pa., are powered by T-Mobile's 4GLTE and 5G network. 

“We feel this will be a great addition to our services and a real benefit for our riders. It will certainly make riding the bus even more convenient and productive,” said RRTA Executive Director David Kilmer.

“You’ve been asking for it, and we heard you, Lancaster — whether you’re traveling from Elizabethtown or New Holland, you’ll have access to the internet along your bus route, so you can stay connected and enjoy the ride,” said Vice President of Small Town Rural and Emerging Markets at T-Mobile John Stevens. “Connected public transportation is another step towards making the city of Lancaster an even smarter city. We’re excited to partner with RRTA on this journey!” 

“I am pleased that this new partnership between RRTA and T-Mobile will benefit the lives of Lancaster County residents by making their daily commutes more productive and enjoyable,” said State Sen. Ryan Aument (R-36). “I also appreciate RRTA’s willingness to be responsive to those they serve by hearing requests to add Wi-Fi to buses and acting swiftly to accommodate those requests.”

T-Mobile explains recent T-Mobile network investment in Lancaster means riders can expect a great connection along RRTA routes. Over the past year, T-Mobile has upgraded the 4G LTE network in Lancaster to add capacity, extend coverage and improve the overall network performance for wireless customers. In addition, the launch of 5G in the market in 2019 means that a majority of the RRTA routes have 5G coverage, helping to provide even faster data speeds while on the go.