It's hard to believe that so many of us blog from 34,000 feet in the air, but have to rely on PDAs and cell phones for internet access at zero feet on Amtrak. That looks to be changing as a recent Wired magazine article states that wifi will be starting soon.
During the recent Amtrak financial conference call with Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman the new changes include:
- wifi on the Acela high speed trains in March
- Possible rolling stock upgrades and new equipment when the money is available. Whenever that is.
With the stiff competition from bargain bus services including Bolt, MegaBus, Fung Wah, Lucky Star and the airlines - Amtrak will have to make improvements to continue charging their current premium fares.