Yale Transit wait times: SMS !
Not all of us have smartphones, so that’s why Yale Transit allows us to check the bus schedules via text messaging (SMS)! It takes a little more planning than using the Transloc smartphone app, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s really quick and easy to use!
- Go to the Transloc site and find the 4-digit “stop code” for your stop. Be sure to check Northbound vs Southbound!
- Send a text to 41411 with the message YALE [code] (replacing [code] with the 4-digit code you just looked up).
- Text YALE 3257 to 41411 for the College/Wall Northbound stop (Blue, Orange, and Red lines).
(Yale Transit has offered this service for a while, but it’s just started working again after not working since mid-May this summer.)
What I do is “lock” messages for stops I need in my SMS drafts folder — that way they don’t get deleted, although they might move to the Sent folder, depending on your phone — and then just re-send the message when I need to look up bus times. :-D