Edmonton Transit (ETS) now offers schedule information via SMS text messaging - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Today Edmonton Transit (ETS) officially launched its new text messaging service. You can now send an SMS text message to 31100 from virtually any cell phone to get bus schedule information for free (standard messaging rates may apply). The service is yet another example of the GTFS feed that ETS released in 2009 paying dividends. The way it works is simple – text the bus stop number you're interested in to 31100 and you'll get a response like this (using 1859 as an example): 1859 (111) 01:26P 01:56P (112) 01:06P 01:36P (2) 01:08P 01:23P ETS – THE EVERY DAY WAY That's the stop number, followed by each route with two upcoming times for each. If you're interested in just a particular route, say the 2, simply text the stop number followed by the route number, and you'll get upcoming times for just that route at that stop: 1859 (2) 01:08P 01:23P 01:38P 02:08P ETS – THE EVERY DAY WAY ETS has produced two videos that demonstrate how it works (they were filmed just before Christmas).
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