GRANITE CITY — In an effort to provide timely bus route and trail information directly to passengers and trailgoers, Madison County Transit (MCT) has launched a “text alert” service for communicating via text message.
The new service will allow users to receive time-sensitive information through their mobile device about bus route deviations, delays and service interruptions because of weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Information, updates and closures on the MCT Trails can also be received through the MCT Text Alert service. To sign up, passengers and trailgoers can visit TextAlert.mct.org and complete the short registration form. Users have the option of receiving only the information that is relevant to the bus routes or trails that they utilize, so as to avoid excessive text messages. Phone numbers will remain private and anonymous and only will be used for sending MCT information.
“With winter approaching and as unexpected situations arise, it’s important that we have a fast, efficient and direct way of communicating bus route information to our passengers,” MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane said.