Type. Send. Know.
No matter where you are, you’re just one quick text message away from the latest departure information. Just enter the SMS text code for your stop, and in a few seconds, you’ll receive an automated response showing the upcoming departures, based on real-time GPS data.
How to use it.
In the "TO" field, enter the number 35890.
Enter the SMS text code for your stop in the area where you would normally type your text message.
Send the text message.
After a few seconds, you’ll receive a text message containing the incoming routes and their scheduled times of departure.
Terms and Conditions
Where can I find the SMS text code for my stop?
To find your SMS text code online, simply use the Bus Stop Lookup tool. You will also find the number displayed at your stop and printed in the MTD Routes & Schedules book.
Will this work with my cell phone?
STOPwatch.SMS works with most major carriers. Chances are, if your cell phone is capable of sending and receiving text messages, you can use the service. Currently we support AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile.
Privacy Policy
MTD logs your phone number and search query for the sole purpose of maintaining our own logs on the service. We will not share this information with any third parties or use it for any purpose other than logging. If you are subscribed to our MyRide service and would like to stop receiving alerts, text STOP to 35890.
Does this service cost anything?
While the MTD will not charge you anything for this service, normal message and data rates may apply. Please contact your cell phone provider to verify your account packages.
Is this a subscription?
No. Each message you send will receive one reply with bus stop details (one message/query). For additional updates, you will need to resend your message.
Need help?
Send us an email at or text HELP to 35890.