UTA offers text schedule service

Thursday , December 05, 2013 - 10:19 AM

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Figuring out when a transit bus is due to arrive at a bus stop just got easier than carrying paper charts around.

KSL reports the Utah Transit Authority is delivering text messages to riders asking for help.

Riders can use a mobile device to type a six-digit location number for a bus stop. The system returns a message with the stop's next three departure times.

Officials say the messaging service, called RideTime, takes the guesswork out of riding a bus.

With a connected device, riders can text their bus-stop number to UTA-UTA - that's 882-882.

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