SEPTA is joining with the city of Philadelphia to notify the public directly when there are mass transit problems.
SEPTA and Philadelphia are using the website Ready Notify Pa. to spread the word on delays or cancellations. The updates are sent out via text messages or email. SEPTA’s General Manager, Joe Casey, says the goal is to make sure people know when a route isn’t running or detoured.
“By setting up for SEPTA alerts from Ready Notify Pa. riders can select any or all of SEPTA’s Alerts available,” he says. “This information is available by mode, the Broad Street Line, the Market Frankford Line, the Norristown Line or bus or trolley routes.”
Casey says this makes the notifications more efficient than using Twitter, because riders can customize their notifications to just the parts of SEPTA they use, and not have to deal with every issue on the SEPTA system.