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AMTRAN presents "Rider Alert"

AMTRAN’s Web site includes a Rider Alert feature that enables students to sign up to be instantly alerted by email or mobile phone if there is a problem or a change to their bus routes.

"Our service is very important to Penn State Altoona students," says Eric Wolf, AMTRAN General Manager. "They rely on us to be dependable so that they can get to class on time. So if there is a road construction delay or a planned change to their route, they want to know about it. Our Rider Alert System enables us to stay in touch with them and keep them up to date on the bus routes that they use."

"The customers can change their Rider Alert preferences or unsubscribe at any time," Wolf explains. "They are in control."

To sign up for AMTRAN's "Rider Alert" service, visit the AMTRAN Web site.