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Deputy Managing Director for Emergency Management MaryAnn E. Tierney and SEPTA General Manager Joseph M. Casey announced today that SEPTA alerts are now offered through ReadyNotifyPA, the City of Philadelphia’s emergency text and e-mail alert system. The new alerts will provide SEPTA riders with another avenue to receive real-time information on delays and service interruptions.
SEPTA General Manager Casey explained that riders can select any or all of the SEPTA alerts available through ReadyNotifyPA – the Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, Norristown High Speed Line, Regional Rail, Trolley and Bus routes. Riders who sign up for SEPTA alerts can choose to receive the alerts 24-hours a day or weekdays from 6:00AM to 6:00PM.
To sign up for SEPTA alerts on your cell phone, Blackberry, iPhone, or other mobile devices, or through e-mail, simply visit SEPTA’s website at www.septa.org/ready or the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management’s website at www.phila.gov/ready. Click on the ReadyNotifyPA logo. Select “Click Here to Register” and follow the online instructions.
“We are thrilled to be part of ReadyNotifyPA,” said Mr. Casey. “It provides SEPTA with another avenue to communicate with our customers and provide them with real-time transit alerts.”
From its Control Center., SEPTA currently sends out travel alerts and transit delays through its Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/septa and through its website at www.septa.org. In an effort to reach more riders and further the goal of creating a one-stop-shop for emergency-related alerts and notifications, SEPTA, which serves nearly one million customers a day, and the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management have joined forces to offer SEPTA alerts to riders in Southeastern Pennsylvania through ReadyNotifyPA.