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C.A.R.T.S and use of Twitter

C.A.R.T.S. is now offering clients the ability to receive notification of transportation service disruptions through the use of Twitter. These notifications will be in the form of "tweets", short text messages, sent to a mobile phone capable of receiving text messages. C.A.R.T.S. intentions are to use this service to send messages of high importance and, where the need is to notify as many clients as possible, as soon as possible. Sudden inclement weather conditions, unplanned closures of roads or bridges and equipment failures are examples of situations where C.A.R.T.S. might use this new communication tool.

The use of Twitter is just another method of notifying the public regarding disruptions in our service schedules. Other means of notification will still include local television stations, voice messages on the C.A.R.T.S. main phone number of (252) 636-4917, notices on the Craven County website and notices on the C.A.R.T.S. main web page.

If you do not have a Twitter account, you can sign up for a free Twitter account here: http://twitter.com/signup. Once you have signed up for an account, you can follow any number of Twitter accounts and take advantage of all the features of Twitter. To learn more about Twitter, visit Twitter's about page at http://twitter.com/about.

Can I get C.A.R.T.S. client notifications via Twitter without a Twitter account? Absolutely! By using Fast Follow you don't have to sign up or add your phone in order to receive updates via Twitter.

To begin receiving C.A.R.T.S. tweets using Fast Follow:

Send "follow cartsofcjp" (without quotes) to phone number 40404; and you will start receiving tweets from C.A.R.T.S. on your mobile device. Text messaging charges may apply depending on the rate plan you have with your provider.

To stop receiving C.A.R.T.S. tweets:

Send "unfollow cartsofcjp" (without quotes) to phone number 40404; and you will stop receiving tweets from this source. You can also use stop or leave in place of unfollow.

 
C.A.R.T.S. Twitter name: CARTS of CJP
Craven County website: http://www.cravencountync.gov
C.A.R.T.S. main web page: http://www.cravencountync.gov/departments/trn.cfm

 


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