FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roger L. Cauvin
Dadnab delivers transit information to Bay Area text messagers
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 13, 2007) — Transit riders throughout the San Francisco Bay Area can for the first time get route and schedule information using text messaging from their mobile phones.
Transportation startup Dadnab (www.dadnab.com) launched the service, which covers the multi-county area spanning San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Fremont, Oakland, Fairfield, Santa Clara, Pleasanton, Alameda, San Ramon, San Mateo, Cupertino, Berkeley, Mountain View, and other cities.
A Bay Area Dadnab user sends a text message (SMS) with an origin and destination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seconds later, the user receives a text message with the optimal routes and times to get to the desired destination by rail, bus, or ferry.
Dadnab incorporates schedule information from 28 Bay Area transit providers and serves a population of more than seven million residents in the region.
Entrepreneur Roger L. Cauvin founded and operates the service.
“The Dadnab service is for people who want to reach their destinations efficiently and without having to study maps and schedules,” he says. “Having an itinerary delivered to your phone – wherever you are and whenever you want – makes public transportation easy.”
The Bay Area service not only delivers exact departure, transfer, and arrival times in text messages, it also enables commuters to travel across cities.
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In addition to entering their origins and destinations, Dadnab users can include desired departure or arrival times in their queries. Instructions, examples, and support are available through Dadnab’s Web site.
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