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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE UPDATES NOW AVAILABLE ON TWITTER
‘My Transit’ alerts and advisories offered through 13 feeds for rail, bus and light rail
March 9, 2011
NEWARK, NJ — Customers seeking the latest NJ TRANSIT service information now have a new way of accessing rail, bus and light rail updates: My Transit alert feeds on Twitter.
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein today announced that the agency has significantly expanded the reach of its My Transit alert system by integrating the system with the popular social media site.
“The technology behind NJ TRANSIT’s My Transit alert system enables us to transmit alerts and advisories across a multitude of communication channels simultaneously—including through the website, mobile devices, digital screens, interactive voice response systems and RSS feeds,” said Weinstein. “By integrating this system with Twitter, we are providing our customers with yet another platform for easy access to up-to-the-minute service information.”
The My Transit alert system, which launched in June 2001, delivers critical travel information to customers via cell phone, handheld wireless device or email inbox. Through My Transit, customers are advised of delays, service disruptions, schedule changes and more.
Starting today, NJ TRANSIT is launching 13 My Transit alert “feeds” on Twitter, which provides an advanced tool for using these streams of information. The feeds include one for each of NJ TRANSIT’s rail and light rail lines and two feeds for bus service (Northern and Southern routes).
Through Twitter feeds, customers will now be able to access the same content they would receive if they were signed up for My Transit alerts. Whenever a My Transit alert or advisory is sent out, new tweets will be automatically generated in the Twitter feed, providing a continually updated stream of all the service updates that pertain to the line being followed.
To tap into My Transit content without going through a sign-up process, customers can choose to follow any of the feeds below:
- Northeast Corridor: @NJTRANSIT_NEC
- North Jersey Coast Line: @NJTRANSIT_NJCL
- Raritan Valley Line: @NJTRANSIT_RVL
- Pascack Valley Line: @NJTRANSIT_PVL
- Main/Bergen/Port Jervis Lines: @NJTRANSIT_MBPJ
- Morris & Essex Lines: @NJTRANSIT_ME
- Montclair-Boonton Line: @NJTRANSIT_MOBO
- Atlantic City Rail Line: @NJTRANSIT_ACRL
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail: @NJTRANSIT_HBLR
- Newark Light Rail: @NJTRANSIT_NLR
- River Line: @NJTRANSIT_RL
- Northern Bus Routes: @NJTRANSIT_NBUS
- Southern Bus Routes: @NJTRANSIT_SBUS
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NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.