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August 26, 2014 > BART improves subscription and on-demand text messaging services

BART improves subscription and on-demand text messaging services

Submitted By Bay Area Rapid Transit Updates

BART has improved its text messaging service to give you more options when youÕre on the go. You can request real time arrivals, delay advisories, elevator updates and more just by sending a text message. YouÕll receive your response in seconds. To get started, text the words ÒBART goÓ to 468311. (Pro tip: Save the number in your phone for quick access.)

In addition to on-demand updates, BART now offers a text-to-subscribe service that will automatically send service advisories on a time-specific basis. For example, text ÒBART morningÓ to 468311 to receive BART delay advisories during the morning commute (weekdays 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.). Text ÒBART afternoonÓ for the afternoon commute (weekdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.). You can also sign up for delay advisories in the midday, evening, or on Saturday and Sunday.

You can easily stop receiving text alerts by texting ÒBART stopÓ to cancel at any time. BART does not charge for this service; however, your carrierÕs message and data rates may apply. For more information, visit http://bart.gov/sms.

BART originally launched its text messaging service in 2009. It currently has about 15,000 users a month. The service was previously available at 878787 but to enable these new enhancements it is transitioning to 468311.

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