Burbank Bus joins the Twitter nation
Riders of Burbank, Calif.’s bus system do not need to wait long at stops for buses that have been delayed if they subscribe to Twitter, the “micro-blogging” Web site. Burbank Bus has registered with the site and is using it to send real-time updates on route delays, service changes and special announcements.
Twitter users can become “followers” of Burbank Bus and receive the regular updates by registering at www.twitter.com/burbankbus. “People have become very technically-savvy, while cell phones have become pocket-size computers,” Burbank Transportation Manager Adam Emmer said in a statement. “It is important that the Burbank Bus provide its users with as many resources as possible to enhance their travel needs.”