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  • Text4Alerts

  • Be informed before you ride!

    Text4Alerts is OCTA’s newest text message feature that let’s you receive riders’ alerts on your mobile phone. Simply select which routes you want to stay informed about, and when there is a detour, schedule change or anything else impacting that route, you will receive a text message on your mobile phone alerting you to the change. By signing up you will also receive messages about special OCTA bus programs and services.

    Sign-up for alerts by phone

    You can sign-up for alerts using your mobile phone. Here is an example of how the process works when signing up by phone.

    TEXT
    Send a text to: 628246

    TYPE
    Type key word ALERT, then a space, then which route you want. You can sign up for up to 5 routes per text message. Place a space between each route.

      Example
      ALERT 43 57 60
      (this would sign you up for Routes 43, 57 and 60)

    CONFIRMATION
    You will receive a confirmation text message, and you will be signed up.

    Note: Standard message and data rates apply. Please check with your phone carrier for text message details of your plan.

    How do I discontinue receiving text messages from OCTA?

    If you subscribe to OCTA’s Text4Alerts messaging service, to discontinue receiving text messages from OCTA, you will simply text the word “STOP” to 628246 and you will be removed from receiving ALL text messages from OCTA.

    If you just want to unsubscribe to a specific route, you simply text to 628246 the word “STOPALERT” and the route number you wish to stop receiving text messages on and you will be removed from that route list only.

    Example:
    STOPALERT 43

    Sign-up for alerts online

    Our Get Connected section provides a number of ways for you to stay connected with OCTA and bus information. You can sign up at Get Connected to begin receiving text alerts. Here’s how it works:

    CLICK
    getconnected

    SELECT
    Select the TEXT tab

    CHOOSE
    Then select all the routes you wish to receive text message alerts on.

    CONFIRMATION
    You will receive a confirmation text message. You MUST respond to complete the online sign-up process.

    Note: Standard message and data rates apply. Please check with your phone carrier for text message details of your plan.

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