Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

HART Prepares Rollout of Bus Times through Text Messaging Feature

Following up on the great success and widespread use of its OneBusAway app, HART is preparing to launch another GPS-based tool.

OneBusAway's new Text Messaging feature will provide transit customers their real-time bus arrival information via text message. Customers can expect to begin using this new feature officially beginning Sept. 8.

"We're excited that our customers can now use text messaging to request bus times. While we are happy with how our customers have been so quick to use the OneBusAway app, we know not everyone can download it or has a smartphone. With SMS, anyone with any cell phone can access real-time bus arrival information," said HART Interim Chief Executive Officer Katharine Eagan. "This messaging feature will truly enhance the rider's experience because they'll have the answers they need right at their fingertips."