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  by themallard
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Rail riders could soon access the Internet on BART and Amtrak trains in Northern California.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority said Monday they are considering testing new wireless technology on the 105-mile BART system and the 171-mile Amtrak corridor between San Jose and Auburn.

The WiMax technology can carry signals across greater distances than traditional wireless.

The agencies want interested companies to pay for tests from July to December before bidding on a contract next year to run the system for a profit. Revenues could come from selling ads or charging for access.
Mercury News

  by lensovet
According to the Capitol Corridor website, WiFi service trials are being conducted by 4 different companies through December 2006; 4 cars are equipped with wifi routers.

The link above includes a schedule of what trains will include the wifi-enabled cars further down the page.