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Dadnab Extends Transit Texting Service to Southern California
Southern California commuters are now using text messaging to plan their trips on public transportation. Transportation startup Dadnab is the first to provide such a service to riders throughout the region.
By: Roger L. Cauvin
Dadnab serves Los Angeles and surrounding counties, connecting Orange, Pasadena, Laguna Beach, and dozens of other cities. The service is multi-modal, so its itineraries can contain a mix of modes of public transportation. For example, it might suggest using a bus for the first leg of the trip and transferring to rail to reach the desired destination in as short a time as possible.
A frequent rider of public transportation, entrepreneur Roger L. Cauvin created the service to address the frustration he felt studying bus schedules and not having convenient access to web-based trip planners while he was traveling.
Terra Avery is a Los Angeles resident and has used Dadnab. "When I lived in Austin, my friend Raquel and I needed to catch a ride downtown, and we had no idea how to get there. By texting Dadnab from my phone, we got step-by-step directions,”
Dadnab's web site (http://www.dadnab.com) has instructions, examples, and support. There is no charge for the service, but carriers’ standard text messaging rates apply.
The service is also available in Austin, the San Francisco bay area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Seattle, and the tri-state New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area.
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Dadnab is the leading SMS text messaging service for planning trips on public transportation. Users send queries from their mobile phones, and Dadnab tells them which bus or train to take, at which location, at what time, to reach their destinations.