Now you won’t have to rely solely on that book or your iPod for your daily commute. MARTA recently unveiled its plans for the first television and radio network for rail passengers . Teamed with The Rail Network, MARTA cars will provide a digital tv and radio network with both tv and multiple channels of wireless audio.

Beginning this Spring, passengers will be able to watch updated news programming from WSB-TV’s Channel 2 Action News displayed on flat screen televisions inside each MARTA car. However, you must have a headset on a personal FM radio or a cell phone with an FM headset for audio (according to MARTA, “the Rail Network intends to distribute up to 230,000 FM radios to MARTA rail riders during the initial launch period”).

Being politically correct, passengers will be also able to choose between English and Spanish versions of the television content and three music channels, each playing a different type of music. There will also be a “MARTA Information Channel” that will provide operational news and information.

2 Comments so far

  1. Amber (unregistered) on February 24th, 2005 @ 9:33 pm

    Some of the busses already have TV screens.

    Just wish they would use that money to, oh I don’t know, expand MARTA…

  2. holychristmartasucks (unregistered) on July 12th, 2005 @ 6:26 am

    holy christ – you’d think they’d spend this money and Expand marta to take some of the commute off the streets and i dont know, maybe, make more money in 5-years off of a better rail system that extends more than a crossbar (+) of the city.

    i mean shit, jacksonville, florida’s people tram is better than marta…

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