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Parsons Announces Start of Wi-Fi Service on Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth Ferry Run

Friday, February 8, 2008 General News J E 4
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PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 7 Parsons, in conjunction withWashington State Ferries (WSF), is pleased to announce that on January 17,2008, Wi-Fi service commenced on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route.

Aside from providing a valuable service to the ferry commuters who usethis route every day, the completion of the installation makes WSF the largestmarine transportation public Wi-Fi service network in the world.

"We're providing a strong and persistent Wi-Fi signal to the terminals andauto holding areas as well as to the ferries servicing theFauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth run," said Bob Davis, Parsons Vice President."Providing effective coverage required a significant commitment in technicalknow-how, engineering manhours and equipment, and ultimately required settingup five shoreline transmitters in addition to those at the three terminals."

Other WSF Wi-Fi routes include Edmonds/Kingston, Mukilteo/Clinton, thenewly improved Seattle/Bainbridge route, plus the new Seattle/Bremerton route.

Parsons is one of the largest 100% employee-owned management, engineering,and construction companies in the United States and operates Wi-Fiinstallations in 30 airports across the United States and Canada. Parsonsalso manages the world's largest railroad Wi-Fi system, providing service onVIA Rail Canada for more than 460 trains per week across a 14,000-kilometernetwork.

Parsons, celebrating more than 60 years of setting industry standards, isa leader in many diversified markets such as transportation, life sciences,environmental, water, construction, infrastructure, planning, commercial,industrial manufacturing, communications, healthcare, education and publicbuildings, critical facilities, nuclear and special materials, and homelandsecurity. Parsons provides technical and management solutions to privateindustrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and localgovernment agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit us athttp://www.parsons.com.

SOURCE Parsons
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