Muniriders TXT message service
Send a message to 41411 with the address of where you are, prefixed by the word mymuni
The reply shows the nearest routes followed by how many minutes before the next three buses arrive
Asking for a specific route
We use "19th and holloway" in the above example. If you are familiar with the area, you know
that there is a route 17 at this location. Why no imformation for route 17 in our
Text message space is limited and we automatically narrow the reply to three routes. Thus, if you need
route 17 specifically you can append it to the end of the message like so:
Some more information:
- The text messaging service is provided by www.textmarks.com
and they do hold onto your phone number. I have been using them for one year and have no reports
of any spam texts. They have an
opt-out link on their website if you are concerned.
Arrival times are provided by NextMuni and are no more accurate than
the LCD signs found in bus shelters. That said, this service is still available when an LCD sign is
malfunctioning at a shelter.
Because we use Google Maps to turn your location into a latitude & longitude, you can
ask for places such as "Balboa Park BART"