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Want to find out when the next bus is going to arrive at your stop? Got a phone with text services?

Type “mbta [stop number]” to 41411. A return text will arrive in seconds with estimated arrival times for the next few buses. When you type the text, drop the quotation marks and brackets and replace “stop number” with the actual stop number.

To find out the stop number go to NextBus’s MBTA page, which will also provide up-to-date tracking information.

There are other applications that use the MBTA’s GPS datafeed to provide realtime route information. Anybody used any of the others?