BART tests on-demand info by SMS text messaging


BART tests on-demand info by SMS text messaging

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. For details visit http://www.bart.gov/sms.

Texting is an increasingly popular means of communication and can be used even on devices that don't have mobile browsers. 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.

This new service is the latest step in BART's continual quest to provide the most thorough, accurate and timely data on your official sources of BART info – the main BART website (http://www.bart.gov), the mobile BART website (http://m.bart.gov) BART email and SMS alerts (http://www.bart.gov/alerts) and now BART on-demand SMS messages (http://www.bart.gov/sms).