Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Holy DDOT Has Entered the 21st Century, Batman!

Amazing news!!!

First, on my way home this evening I saw Batman (in cape) riding his bike east across Woodward, north of downtown.  On his way to meet Robin for happy hour?  Beware bad guys?!  BOOM!  POW!  CHOP!  DRINK!

One Batman.  One Robin.  Two Wheels.

Second, DDOT has entered the 21st century!  Yes, they launched a text message service that allows you to find out when the next bus will arrive.  This is amazing!!!  Too amazing to believe, so I tested it immediately.  And guess what?  It worked!!!  So how does it work?

  1. Text the cross streets where you are to 50464 (message rates do apply).
  2. You will receive a text message back almost immediately (for real - I tested it out), that asks which direction you are heading.  Respond with your direction
  3. Receive a text message that lets you know how many minutes you need to wait until the next bus arrives.  
  4. AMAZING!!!
Kudos to DDOT for this step forward!  And here's to hoping that SMART will follow in DDOT's bus tracks...

1 comment:

  1. I am in love with:
    1. This information.
    2. This amazing Batman & Robin graphic!