SMS Messaging - Try It

Make sure you have your mobile device handy!

Enter your 10-digit mobile device number (including the area code) and click "Send Text".

You can obtain the same information using just your mobile device by texting a keyword (metrobus, mcard, reload, routes) to 88188.

Keyword/message you are texting to 88188:
metrobus

 

Message & data rates charged by your wireless provider may apply.

SMS Messaging - Try It

Make sure you have your mobile device handy!

Enter your 10-digit mobile device number (including the area code) and click "Send Text".

You can obtain the same information using just your mobile device by texting a keyword (metrobus, mcard, reload, routes) to 88188.

Keyword/message you are texting to 88188:
mcard 100000
(you would normally enter your own 6-digit m-Card number when using your phone, but this is just an example to demonstrate the functionality)

 

Message & data rates charged by your wireless provider may apply.

SMS Messaging - Try It

Make sure you have your mobile device handy!

Enter your 10-digit mobile device number (including the area code) and click "Send Text".

You can obtain the same information using just your mobile device by texting a keyword (metrobus, mcard, reload, routes) to 88188.

Keyword/message you are texting to 88188:
reload 100000
(you would normally enter your own 6-digit m-Card number when using your phone, but this is just an example to demonstrate the functionality)

 

Message & data rates charged by your wireless provider may apply.

SMS Messaging - Try It

Make sure you have your mobile device handy!

Enter your 10-digit mobile device number (including the area code) and click "Send Text".

You can obtain the same information using just your mobile device by texting a keyword (metrobus, mcard, reload, routes) to 88188.

Keyword/message you are texting to 88188:
routes 

 

Message & data rates charged by your wireless provider may apply.

Where will your next ride take you?

NEXT bus SMS how to...

Message & data rates charged by your wireless provider may apply.

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Text 'routes'

Text routes to 88188

From your text-enabled device, text the word 'routes' to 88188. The reply will ask for the 4-digit bus stop ID - you can find this on the bus stop sign, or you can also  find it at www.metrobus.com/nextbus.

You can save a step by texting 'routes' along with the stop id all at once, for example, text 'routes 1150' instead of just 'routes' when you make your request.

 

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Reply with stop ID

Reply with a STOP ID & route number

Once you text the bus stop ID, the reply will provide you with a list of route numbers servicing the stop. Text back the route number for which you want to receive departure times from the bus stop.*

*If only one route services a bus stop, the reply will be the next scheduled departures from the stop - you will not be prompted to reply with a route number.

 

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Be on your way

Get your departure times

The reply will show the next two departure times for the route you selected and the direction those trips will be heading.

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Did you know...

You can also use your text-enabled device to receive service bulletins and information about your m-Card.

Message & data rates charged by your wireless provider may apply.
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Enable SMS Service Bulletins

Text 'metrobus' to 88188

This will enable the SMS service bulletin service for your phone. Depending on your plan, message & data rates may apply. You can opt out of the service at any time by texting "STOP METROBUS" to 88188.

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Fetch m-Card Data

Text 'mcard' and your m-Card number to 88188 (for example,
mcard 100000

This will provide details about your m-Card number including last use, balance remaining, pass expiry date and the number of AIR MILES® reward miles you have earned by riding with Metrobus.

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Fetch Reload Status

TEXT 'RELOAD' AND YOUR M-CARD NUMBER TO 88188

If you have reloaded your m-Card online, this will allow you to track the progress of your recent order so you can know when your card will reload on-board. Orders received before 3 PM normally reload on-board next business day.

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