October 17, 2013
Txt-a-Tip will follow similar response procedures that are in place when a report is called into the Amtrak Police 800 number. Passengers can now simply report suspected criminal or suspicious activity by sending a text to APD11 from a smartphone or to 27311 from a standard cell phone.
April 5, 2012
The new tool is not meant to replace emergency calls, but instead assist crime fighting by adding an option for transit customers that are hearing impaired, do not wish to make a phone call if they see a crime or something else that makes them uncomfortable while on DART, according to the agency.
February 29, 2012
For the first time, bus customers can receive alerts and advisories regarding route-specific delays, detours, schedule changes and construction activity. Customers can sign up to receive information for up to four bus lines and opt to have alerts sent to their mobile device, pager or desktop email.
June 8, 2011
Through this initiative, called "Text Tips" or "Text Against Terror," customers will be able to report suspicious activity, packages or vehicles around NJ Transit facilities or onboard the system by sending a text message to agency's police department.
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