TRANSIT noted this letter in the NST today:
SMS WARNINGS: It’s all on the phone
By NOR SHAHID MOHD NOR, Petaling Jaya
I REFER to the letter from Moaz Yusof Ahmad of TRANSIT, “How about SMS alerts?” (NST, March 5). I applaud the suggestion of giving public transport users better and greater access to information about services and disruption of services through SMS.
The Twitter technology to send out free bursts of information to inform people of any eventualities should be considered by the authorities without further delay as the services are useful and helpful to all mobile phone users all over the country.
The Meteorological Department should use the same technology to disseminate weather information, especially to fishermen, so that they can update themselves on local weather conditions before venturing out to sea. The police can also provide updates with information on highway conditions, floods and other disasters.
Thank you to Nor Shahid for the support. We will continue with our efforts to understand Twitter and encourage RapidKL and KTMB to consider using it.
We have been informed that at least one transit agency, the Toronto Transit Commission, makes use of Twitter. So why not RapidKL and KTMB?
Follow twitter hash #ttcu or http://twitter.com/ttcu_community which retweets every post with #ttcu. It is *very* active, even with an official from Transit Control posting things (Brad Ross @bradttc).