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      Metro bus riders can now receive e-mail alerts

      Metro bus riders can now receive text alerts about route changes, detours, construction activity and schedule changes with a new alert system.

      Customers can receive these alerts on their cell phones, pagers or desk-top e-mails. Bus delay information be sent Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

      "I want to encourage our bus customers to sign up at wmata.com/MetroAlerts to get the latest information about their trip," said Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles in a statement. "For the first time, bus riders can get emails and text messages alerting them to detours, schedule changes, delays and other service information."

      To sign up for MetroAlerts, visit wmata.com/MetroAlerts.