The Every Day Way to Get Bus Schedule Texts
January 07, 2011
ETS pilots text messaging
As a new pilot service, ETS riders can now send a text message to 31100 and get bus schedule information sent directly to their mobile phone in seconds.
“ETS is always looking to add value and offer new creative ways to get information to our riders,” says Nathan Walters, Strategic Marketing Supervisor with ETS. “A lot of our riders are already using text messaging on a regular basis so having our bus schedules available by text is a natural fit.”
Here’s how it works:
Option 1: General Schedules for Stop
Text the bus stop number to 31100 to get scheduled times of the next six buses arriving, including all routes.
Option 2: Specific Schedule for Route
Text the bus stop number and bus route of interest to 31100. ETS will instantly send back a text of the next six route specific arrivals within the hour. Don’t forget to put a space between the bus stop number and the route number when sending the text.
Option 3: Customized Text Service
Transit customers have the ability to create an online profile to customize their messaging experience. The online profile allows customers to choose ‘favourite’ routes, so that they can simply send a blank text to 31100 and receive bus schedules specific to their routine. For example, in the morning a rider can receive a text on a ‘favourite’ southbound bus that heads to work and in the afternoon a ‘favourite’ northbound bus that heads home; all by sending a blank text. Customized messaging enables riders to type less, yet experience more.
The ETS text messaging service is free; however, standard data/messaging rates may apply.
More information is available at www.takeETS.com/text.
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