News Tagged With: texting
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January 31, 2014

Kansas agency equips fleet with GPS

All city and university buses have recently been equipped with GPS tracking units, which transmit the location of all vehicles at any point in time, enabling customers to text and find out when their next bus will arrive.


November 7, 2013

S. F. Muni launches email, text real-time alerts

Provides enhanced customer information by sending real-time alerts from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday for the specific routes and lines selected by the customer at the time of day they choose.


November 19, 2012

Mass. college, transit partner for expansion

Williams College is paying for the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s pilot expansion of weekday bus service. The project includes a pilot texting option that lets riders notify the bus company of their presence at one of the new "On Demand" bus stops.


September 6, 2012

L.A. Metro highlights safety awareness

The Metro Blue, Red, Purple, Expo, Gold and Green line stations will be visited during rush hours, mostly in the morning hours during September.


June 3, 2011

Maine latest state to ban texting while driving

With the addition, 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam have now banned text messaging by all drivers. Eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have prohibited all hand-held cell phone use while driving.


December 30, 2010

Former T rail operator pleads guilty in 2009 crash

Aiden Quinn, who admitted to texting his girlfriend before his Green Line car smashed into another car in 2009, pleaded guilty to a charge of negligence by a person in control of a train. He was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.


March 15, 2010

Wyoming becomes 20th state to ban texting while driving

On January 26, Sec.LaHood announced federal guidance to prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses. Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.


February 12, 2010

Winnipeg Transit launches text info service

Transit customers can use texting features on their standard cell phones or Web-enabled "smart" phones to find Winnipeg Transit stops nearest them, bus departure times at stops, or find out when the bus they are on will reach a location further along the route.


January 26, 2010

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

Action is the result of the U.S. DOT's interpretation of standing rules. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.


August 17, 2009

Minn. transit agency unveils new marketing campaign

SouthWest Transit will introduce other ads and promotional materials such as T-shirts, bumper stickers and postcards later in August as the entire marketing campaign is finalized and rolled out.


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