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BART tests on-demand info via SMS texts

Posted on September 24, 2009

Oakland, Calif.-based Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is beta testing a new service to provide riders with train arrivals, delay advisories, elevator status and other information on-demand by SMS (short-message service) text messages.

This new service is the latest step in BART's continual quest to provide the most thorough, accurate and timely data on BART's official info sources - the main Website, the mobile BART Website, BART email and SMS alerts, and now BART on-demand SMS messages.

Research firm, Nielsen, reports that more than three-quarters of U.S. wireless subscribers have texting capability and that mobile subscribers send and receive more text messages per month than they do phone calls.

To view the new Website, click here.

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