[tabi] Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Launches 'Next by Text'

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  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:56:48 -0400

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From: City of Tallahassee <City_of_Tallahassee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM
Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Launches 'Next by

   *StarMetro Launches ‘Next by Text’
**New text messaging application alerts customers of next bus arrival times*

 With the launch of the new, decentralized system today, StarMetro began
offering a brand-new text messaging application for customers. The ‘Next by
Text’ application allows customers to receive next bus arrival times via
text message.

“This new text messaging application gives our customers the convenience of
knowing when the next bus will arrive at their specific StarStop,” Ron
Garrison, executive director of StarMetro, said. “By knowing the exact time
a bus will arrive, customers can cut down on the amount to time spent
waiting for the bus.”

To use this application, customers text their specific StarStop
identification number to 27299. Within seconds, the customer will receive a
corresponding text message outlining the arrival times of all the routes
serving that particular StarStop. Each unique identification number is found
on the informational sign blade of the StarStop.

StarMetro is partnering with Let’s Bus It Inc. to provide this new
technology. Let’s Bus It Inc. provides transit agencies with ways to enhance
customer service communications.

For more information, please contact StarMetro at 891-5200 or visit *
Talgov.com/starmetro <http://www.talgov.com/starmetro>*. Other ways to view
information include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at
Facebook.com/starmetrotransit <http://www.facebook.com/starmetrotransit> and
following StarMetro’s official Twitter page at

*Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Administrator, 891-5564; Heather Teter,
StarMetro Marketing Specialist, Heather.Teter@xxxxxxxxxx; Alex Faubel,
StarMetro Marketing Assistant, 891-5200

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