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The push for the program was heightened by an August 2007 storm. It shut down much of the subway system -- and portions of the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road commuter lines -- and left riders clamoring for information.
Other agencies also use texting and e-mail alert systems. State officials have launched a traffic alert system that provides real-time information about delays on New York's highways.
You can sign up for the MTA's text message and email alerts by clicking here.