Thursday, July 10, 2008

A rider helping other riders

Got an email today from a very helpful and resourceful BART commuter (thanks, R.J.) who wanted to share with everyone a new way to find out up to the minute BART delays and elevator operations status.

He set up the SMS capabilities below for those who don't have web access on their mobile phones. Once you sign up, you now can get a text message regarding real time delays and elevator status.

Service advisories by SMS
http://www.textmarks.com/BARTSTATUS

Elevator status by SMS
http://www.textmarks.com/BARTELEV


For those of us who do have web access on our mobiles, you might already know that BART currently offers this service for us to find out schedules and delays:

Service advisories by email
http://bart.gov/news/alerts/index.aspx

2 comments:

R.J. said...

Just to clarify since the instructions for the alerts via SMS are at the bottom of their web pages.

For service advisories
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Send a text message to 41411 with the word BARTSTATUS

For elevator status
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Send a text message to 41411 with the word BARTELEV

You'll get an SMS message back with the respective status.

Anonymous said...

hey, this is cool, thanks!