ICOMERA TO CONNECT ONTARIO NORTHLAND WITH ONBOARD PASSENGER WI-FI & ENTERTAINMENT
Icomera brings passengers seamless travel – from one mode to another – from Ontario Northland bus to the Polar Bear Express passenger rail service.
On November 15, 2023, the Ontario Northland Transit Commission (ONTC) held a public event in Cochrane, Ontario introducing the new onboard Passenger Wi-Fi (by way of an Icomera X-Series mobile access router) and entertainment portal (GoView) on the full 49-vehicle bus fleet. The same passenger experience will also be coming to the iconic Polar Bear Express passenger train, creating a seamless experience between bus and passenger rail travel.
The Polar Bear Express service provides vital connections between the communities of Cochrane and Moosonee, through some of the province’s most remote areas.
Members of the community enjoyed an opportunity to board the train and bus to experience the Passenger Wi-Fi and GoView entertainment portal. Dignitaries joined ONTC’s CEO, Chad Evans and Commission Chair, Alan Spacek as they announced the start of this project, marking a significant milestone in a commitment to modernization.
These digital transformation projects achieve ONTC’s 2022-2023 Business Plan goals of improving the operational efficiency of business lines and consolidating the data expense per vehicle. The projects will continue to be spearheaded by Icomera Canada, led by the project management and technical services team out of Mississauga, and supported globally.