Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Metro to Begin Sending Tweets

Here's something of interest for Loudoun County commuters who use Metro...

Metro has expanded its use of social networking tools with a new Twitter page where riders can sign up to get information about Metrorail service disruptions. The brief messages, or tweets, are a quick and easy way for riders to get basic, yet immediate information about Metrorail service online or on their cell phones.

Messages on Twitter are restricted to 140 characters. For example, a message may read, “Blue-Orange: Expect delays to New Carrollton and Largo Town Center due to emergency track maintenance at Cheverly station.”

Individuals must sign up to receive Metro tweets at The service is free to Web users. Customers who use SMS may incur text messaging charges from their phone service providers.

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