OneBusAway adds real time text messages!

HART bus transit stopAfter seeing the widespread use and success of its OneBusAway app, HART will introduce another powerful GPS-based customer service innovation on Monday, September 8. The new SMS text messaging feature is free, user friendly, and empowers HART customers by putting bus arrival times at their fingertips.

Join HART staff in a hands-on demonstrations of how the new service works from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014. The demos will be held at the Marion Transit Center, 1211 N Marion Street in Tampa.

This new service is easy to use! Just text the word “HART” followed by a space and the bus stop ID number to 41411 (like this: HART 4804). Within just a few seconds you will receive a message with real-time bus arrival information. Message and data rates from phone carriers may apply.

In order to receive OneBusAway next bus arrival information via text message, your cellular phone service must not have SMS (Short Message Service) blocked. A how-to-guide flyer at provides easy instructions on how to receive bus arrival information via text message.