MISSION STATEMENT

Transit Wireless is an industry leader in the design, deployment, and operation of advanced communications network solutions in unique environments for public, private, and business enterprises. Through innovative technologies and engineering for wireless, Wi-Fi, co-location, and fiber networks we cost-effectively enhance consumer, business, and public safety connectivity.

Global Resources

As a BAI Communications company, Transit Wireless leverages global capabilities in engineering and technology to design and deliver advanced communications infrastructure solutions.

Innovative Solutions

We continuously improve processes to achieve better results for our private, public and business customers in terms of speed, efficiency, cost and reliability.

Forward Thinking

Our extensive experience, deep resources and strong industry partnerships keep us on top of emerging communications technologies that enable us to achieve optimal outcomes with both the present and future in mind.

Public-Private Partnerships

We focus not just on our customer’s satisfaction – but on your customers’ satisfaction.

Our Story

Transit Wireless has an exclusive contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) to finance, design and build a neutral host distributed antenna system (DAS) network and a Wi-Fi network in the underground stations of the New York City subway system.  This is a unique public-private partnership that is being financed entirely by Transit Wireless, not require any funding from the transit authority subway riders or taxpayers.

In 2011, Transit Wireless connected the first six stations in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  From there, the project expanded throughout Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.  The project was completed in December 2016, two years ahead of the original time frame. All stations in the New York City underground subway station now have Wi-Fi connectivity as well as cellular connectivity on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon networks.

Transit Wireless WiFi™ is the free public Wi-Fi network operated by Transit Wireless within connected underground New York City subway stations. Sponsorship, advertising and promotional partnership opportunities are available on the Wi-Fi network.

Our DNA

DNA

Our History

1904

The New York City Subway system opens October 27 with 9-mile Interborough Rapid Transit line connect...
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1908

The Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Company opens its first short underground (subway) segment consisti...
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1923

Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation takes over the assets of BRT following its bankruptcy....
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1940

The IRT and BMT are purchased by the city....
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1953

The New York State Legislature creates the New York City Transit Authority as a separate public corp...
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1997

NYCT launches its first electronic fare payment system, MetroCard, enabling the transit system to ph...
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1999

The MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) debuts in two subway stations. By the end of the year, 347 MVMs ...
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2005

Transit Wireless wins the exclusive 27-year contract with the MTA/NYCT to design, build and maintain...
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2007

Broadcast Australia becomes majority shareholder of Hong Kong based Radio Frequency Engineering Limi...
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2010

BAI Communications acquires a majority shareholder of New York-based Transit Wireless....
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2011

MTA launches Help Point communications system pilot at the 23rd Street and Brooklyn Bridge stations...
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2011

Transit Wireless activates cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity in the 6 stations in the Chelsea neighbor...
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2012

Superstorm Sandy slams into New York Metro area, flooding subways and shutting the system down, dela...
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2012

BAI Canada is established and signs an exclusive 20+ year agreement with the Toronto Transit Commiss...
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2013

Transit Wireless announces deployment of 30 Phase 1 Stations throughout Midtown Manhattan at launch ...
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2014

Transit Wireless announces deployment of 40 Phase 2 Stations in Manhattan and Queens at launch event...
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2014

Transit Wireless WiFi™ is introduced at all active stations and construction at more than 100 stat...
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2015

The first deployment of beacon technology in an underground transportation environment is executed b...
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2015

Transit Wireless connects the Bronx and Upper East Side with the Yankee Stadium launch event. Underg...
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2016

Governor announces project acceleration as the network buildout moves to Brooklyn with the goal of c...
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2016

Transit Wireless successfully completes the installation of Wi-Fi and cellular service in all New Yo...
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2016

BAI Communications launches a London-based office....
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2016

Transit Wireless is awarded the Wireless Broadband Alliance award for “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Co...
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2017

BAI Communications USA acquires inMotion Wireless, Inc. in Boston, creating BAI Communications US, t...
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