Two City Agencies Join Together for Public Alerts
Monday, August 23, 2010
Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and SEPTA Join Forces for Public Notification Alerts
Philadelphia, PA ~ 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.
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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 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
To sign up for SEPTA alerts on your cell phone, Blackberry, iPhone, other mobile devices, or through e-mail, simply visit SEPTA’s website at www.septa.org 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.