BART improves subscription and on-demand text messaging services


BART improves subscription and on-demand text messaging services

text messages on a phoneBART has improved its text messaging service to give you more options when you're on the go. You can request real time arrivals, delay advisories, elevator updates and more just by sending a text message. You'll receive your response in seconds. To get started, text the words "BART go" to 468311. (Pro tip: Save the number in your phone for quick access.) 

In addition to on-demand updates, BART now offers a text-to-subscribe service that will automatically send you service advisories on a time-specific basis. For example, text "BART morning" to 468311 to receive BART delay advisories during the morning commute (weekdays 4 am to 10 am). Text "BART afternoon" for the afternoon commute (weekdays 3 pm to 7 pm) . You can also sign up for delay advisories in the midday, evening, or on Saturday and Sunday. 

You can easily stop receiving text alerts by texting "BART stop" to cancel at any time. BART does not charge for this service, however your carrier's message and data rates may apply. For more information visit http://bart.gov/sms. BART originally launched its text messaging service in 2009. It currently has about 15,000 users a month. The service was previously available at 878787 but to enable these new enhancements it is transitioning to 468311.