Chattanooga Transit Buses Getting Wireless Internet

Chattanooga (AP) -- Get on the bus and surf the internet.

The transit authority in Chattanooga says it will begin installing wireless internet connections on its buses late this year. CARTA Executive Director Tom Dugan says the Wi-Fi capability could help the bus system attract new riders.

Beginning this fall, it will be installed on at least three-quarters of CARTA's buses.

Dugan says the Chattanooga Area Regional Transit Authority also plans to install global positioning gear on the buses in the next couple of years.

Both are parts of a plan by CARTA to transform its buses into an "intelligent transportation system," vehicles that rely on computers to gather and distribute information.

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