Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Cell phones will (theoretically) work on the entire Link light rail line

Must Read

Most unvaccinated adults don't want the shot; Pfizer vaccine OK'd for teens; bodies buried in India's Ganges River: Live COVID-19 updates

Vaccine hesitancy has become the predominant mindset of Americans who have not yet been inoculated, making the drive for...

Biden announces Uber, Lyft partnership providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites through July 4

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced a partnership with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination sites to help...

So long, free Vegas hotel parking? MGM Resorts to resume parking fees in June

It's time to bid farewell to another pandemic travel perk as vacationers return.MGM Resorts, the giant Las Vegas casino hotel chain that...

With the addition of antennas to the Beacon Hill station, there shouldn’t be a stop without service

Pretty soon, Link light rail riders will be able to check schedules—or just crush some candies, catch Pokémon, or post some transit-oriented Instagrams—throughout the entire 20-mile line. Cell phone antennas have been added to the Beacon Hill station, Sound Transit announced Tuesday, making it the last underground platform to get cell service.

The antennas mean that T-Mobile and AT&T users should be able to get service starting sometime on Tuesday. Verizon users should have access by the end of the week. The service is provided by private wireless infrastructure company Mobilitie at no cost to Sound Transit.

The rest of the line already has cell service; the newer Sound Transit stations at Husky Stadium and Capitol Hill got theirs in late 2016, just months after they opened. The downtown King County Metro tunnels got their bars last year.

This doesn’t mean that signal will be perfect, but it makes phone use at least a possibility in what used to be a total dead zone.

As much as being forced off your phone is handy sometimes—and it guarantees no loud, one-way conversations disrupting your commute—it puts a little multitasking back on the table. And as Sound Transit points out, it also means that riders can text the agency’s safety line (206-398-5268) in a dangerous situation, even if the train’s underground.

- Advertisement -
Bellevue
scattered clouds
58.2 ° F
63 °
55 °
71 %
1.3mph
40 %
Tue
67 °
Wed
67 °
Thu
68 °
Fri
72 °
Sat
74 °
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Most unvaccinated adults don't want the shot; Pfizer vaccine OK'd for teens; bodies buried in India's Ganges River: Live COVID-19 updates

Vaccine hesitancy has become the predominant mindset of Americans who have not yet been inoculated, making the drive for...

Biden announces Uber, Lyft partnership providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites through July 4

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced a partnership with ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to vaccination sites to help meet his target of 70%...

So long, free Vegas hotel parking? MGM Resorts to resume parking fees in June

It's time to bid farewell to another pandemic travel perk as vacationers return.MGM Resorts, the giant Las Vegas casino hotel chain that operates Bellagio, New York-New York,...

What you need to know about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, gas prices, shortages

Like a clot that cuts off blood flow to the body, a cyberattack on a key artery in the nation's energy infrastructure has temporarily disrupted...

'The monster no one sees coming': VA hospital serial killer sentenced to life in prison for murdering seven veterans

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A former nursing assistant who confessed to murdering seven elderly patients at a local VA hospital and attempting to murder an eighth will spend...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This