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Riders of Metro buses can now receive alerts about delays before standing and waiting in the cold.
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Riders of Metro buses can now receive alerts about delays before standing and waiting in the cold.

If you've ever sat at a Metro bus stop waiting and wondering, "Whatever happened to my bus?" Metro now has a better way to break the bad news to you: It's called Metro Alerts.

They rolled out that service yesterday, and it allows bus passengers to receive alerts and advisories for things such as route-specific delays, detours, and schedule changes over their mobile device, pager or email. Bus delay information will be sent Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m, and users can select the lines and travel times for which they will receive alerts.

Metro also says the new system will allow rail passengers to receive longer advisories regarding service changes and upcoming track work.

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