When will the next bus arrive? Stop guessing and start knowing! The new version of our award-winning messaging service, Text4Next 2.0, provides real-time updates that makes accurate on-the-go planning easier than ever. All you need is a mobile phone with texting capabilities to get the next three arrival times via text for your specific stop. Stay informed in real time!
It’s always a good idea to arrive at your bus stop 10 minutes prior to the time the bus is scheduled to depart.
TYPE: bus, your stop number and your route number. Example: bus 3563 71
GET: the next 3 bus arrival times for that stop, based on the time the text message was sent.
RESULT::*959a route 071*1034a route 0711109a route 071
*asterisk indicates real-time info
You can also check arrival times for future trips - let's say your ride home in the afternoon. All you have to do is add the time and/or date to your information.
Follow these simple rules to ensure you get your desired result. If you do not receive a return message in 2 minutes or receive an error message, check your input data.
Note:Standard message and data rates apply. Please check with your carrier on text messaging details of your plan.
With Text4Next, you can find out when the bus on your route is scheduled to arrive at your stop. Don't know your stop number? No problem. Click here to find the bus stop you need on the route you travel.
Once you have subscribed to OCTA Alerts, to discontinue receiving Text4Next messages from OCTA, you will simply text “STOP” to 628246 and you will be removed from the list.
For additional help, please text HELP (in all caps) to 628246, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer information center at (714)-636-RIDE (7433) or (800) 636- RIDE (7433).
Note: Standard message and data rates apply. Please check with your carrier on text messaging details of your plan.
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