Transit Tracker by Text Message
Find out when the next vehicle is scheduled to arrive from any stop in the RTA system in seconds!
Now you can get scheduled arrival times on your mobile phone in a text message. Just text your Stop ID to 27299, and find out when the next bus or streetcar is scheduled to arrive at that stop.
How does it work? It's easy!
First, look for your Stop ID at your bus or streetcar stop. All Stop IDs begin with "N" followed by a number. Then, text your Stop ID to 27299. For example, if your Stop ID was N1234, just text N1234 to 27299.
Look for this sticker at your stop.
Try it now!
Here are some examples:
Text N5 to 27299 for the next scheduled arrival on the Riverfront
Text N430 to 27299 find out the next scheduled arrival at Martin Luther King & LaSalle
You'll notice a short ad at the end of each message, which helps us keep this service free. Standard data fees and text message rates may apply based on your plan with your mobile phone carrier. Stop IDs are posted at many bus and streetcar stops, and we're posting more every month. If you are at a stop without a Stop ID, just text "N" followed by the Stop # to 27299. You can look up a Stop ID here on our Bus & Streetcar Stop List.
SMS Terms and Conditions: By using this service, you agree to pay the charges to your wireless bill or to have them deducted from your prepaid balance for this service. Message and data rates may apply. Requires text-enabled handset.