Management & Operations

MBTA launches wireless delay updates

Posted on November 26, 2007

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) launched a new pilot program on Monday called “T-Alerts,” which will notify commuters of service delays via email and text message updates.  


The service will allow each passenger to get updates on up to three train, bus or ferry routes during the days and times that the rider typically travels. If the route is running 15 minutes late, a message will be sent to subscribers’ e-mail, cell phone or wireless device. The alerts stem from updates already posted on MBTA’s Website.  


Information about the program was available on the MBTA’s Website Monday and Tuesday, and passengers could sign up for the service starting Wednesday afternoon. Only 3,000 people will be included in the pilot program. 


The MBTA will ask participants for feedback and make the improved updates available to all commuters sometime around the beginning of 2008.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WSP’s Adams elected to COMTO board of directors

The advocacy organization also recognized Adams’ contributions to diversity and the industry with the “President’s Excellence” award.

COTA named outstanding mid-sized public transit agency, by APTA

A transit system redesign, and fleet-wide Wi-Fi access for riders were among the achievements considered by APTA.

Akron's Metro names new CEO finalists

The agency is interviewing the finalists this week and hopes to choose its next leader by Sept. 1.

DART, U. of Texas celebrate Leadership Academy's first year

The academy provides real-world learning opportunities and ensures graduates are career-ready.

GRTC announces interim CEO

Will replace current CEO David Green, who is resigning at the end of August.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation