Heyyyy! I come bearing great news ... from WMATA!
No longer are Verizon and Sprint a part of the exclusive club that can use their cell phones on Metro ... everyone is joining the party. And we are going to get upgraded service, so you can actually browse the internet and such in the system.
Additionally Metro is scoring a new public safety and communications network.
This will all be in place by the end of 2012, but twenty of the busiest underground stations will have the service by the end of this year!!
Metro is also making big bucks off of this - which is good during the budget shortfall!
The press release is here.
Now I wonder when we talk about Quiet Cars... Because that will be necessary - ASAP.