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Welcome Bloomberg Listeners!

June 23rd, 2011  |  Published in announcements, press, welcome

You are probably here because you heard the Clever Commute discussion on Taking Stock on Thursday, June 23. (we’ll link to that webcast as soon as it’s published). Here are links to key info:

(1) If you are a Commuter

Here is About Clever Commute

To sign-up:
Go to www.clevercommute.com and click on Find your line. (or just go here)
Follow the confirmation instructions from there.

Other cool things we offer:

(2) If you are a Businesses

You can always contact us via this link:

Thanks!

— Clever Commute Team

Welcome Chicago!

July 15th, 2009  |  Published in Chicago, new markets, welcome

The one-liner here is that you have joined a community that gives you the ability to help (and receive help from) your fellow passengers.
All of the “alerts” and “advisories” will come from YOU…and are sent directly to your fellow commuters (on your line).
Here’s more of what you need to prepare for “Day 1″

  • Your should have received a “Welcome” mail…and the only thing you really need to note is the one e-mail address you need for the train line your ride
    (You can always reach CleverCommute staff via the website)
  • As thousands of commuters in NY, Boston and elsewhere know, this service is all about people-helping-each-other…and the other people on your list are your neighbors. Please make your messages to the group (1) constructive and (2) actionable.
    The recent media attention has indeed caused a “growth spurt” in our membership…so there will be some growing pains I’m sure…but we’ll get through it together.
  • Ask friends and fellow commuters to sign up. Speaking from my own experience, each community can (and should) grow much larger than they are now
  • Follow this link to a few bullet points based on our experiences in the NY area. Maybe the Chicago-area dynamics will be reason to tweak these…but I think this is a good starting point

Some Chicago commuters have most definitely had rough commutes lately. So…

  • Please help each other out
  • Encourage others to join. I will process any sign-ups that come to us before 11:00 PM tonight (and of course throughout the day tomorrow)

Thanks again to everyone for making it an exciting day.Welcome aboard.

Clever Subway Beta – Welcome!

May 1st, 2009  |  Published in announcements, community updates, MTA, new markets, welcome

Fueled by demand from our riders, we have launched Clever Commute for the NYC subway.
We think that if you look at the available info on www.clevercommute.com, you should have all you need to get up-and-running and start getting value from the system.

Here are a few points:

1. Put us in your address book so you have the address handy
(the “send-to” address was on your “Welcome” mail…and if you don’t have that…just let us know)

2. Sure, you sometimes will not have connectivity underground…but that’s OK.
All we are saying here is when your line is _so_ badly messed up that it forced you up to the street…then that’s a great time to send a message letting your fellow passengers know.

3. Our system is powered by…YOU. The more folks we have…the more power we have.
Please take a minute to tell 10 friends to sign up.
Remember to keep Clever Commute in mind when there are problems.

4. Let’s experiment and see what comes of this.
We’ve been doing Clever Commute on the commuter rail for over 3 years now…and it works great.
We have these guidelines – https://clevercommute.com/blog/page-rules-of-the-road/
But…if we need to adopt them for use on mass transit…then we’re open to exploring that.

Thanks again and welcome aboard!

Welcome New Members!

March 10th, 2009  |  Published in admin, welcome

Welcome to all the riders who learned about Clever Commute via the stories on WNBC or CNN/Money.com

There is still plenty of room to grow…and the value of these communities increases as more people join. Please share the good news of Clever Commute. You have joined a community that gives you the ability to help (and receive help from) your fellow passengers. All of the “alerts” and “advisories” will come from YOU…and are sent directly to your fellow commuters (on your line).

  • Your should have received a “Welcome” mail. Please make note of the one e-mail address you need for the train line your ride (You can always reach CleverCommute staff via the website)
  • Please make your messages to the group
    (1) constructive and
    (2) factual (share statements about what you see/know
    Please share (info) …and don’t ask (questions of the group)
  • The recent media attention has indeed caused a “growth spurt” in our membership…so there will be some growing pains I’m sure…but we’ll get through it together.
  • Follow this link to a few bullet points on “best practices”
    https://clevercommute.com/blog/page-rules-of-the-road/

Thanks for making this happen. Let’s hope for a smooth commute.

-Conductor Josh

Hello LA / MetroLink – A new era begins!

March 7th, 2008  |  Published in new markets, welcome

The one-liner here is “Welcome…thanks for joining…please help us grow this service”

I just returned from the West Coast and was pleasantly surprised by all the great new energy and sign-ups across several Clever Commute MetroLink lines.

While I was out in the LA area, I spent some time promoting Clever Commute by talking to riders, locals, the traditional media and local bloggers.
It seems to have paid off in a nice uptick in sign-ups. But…”more is better”.

If you Google around a bit, you’ll see a lot of good news about Clever Commute. Here’s more:
Clever Commute is real. Free to use, it already works in many commuter areas…including each of the top 4 US commuter lines. We are no longer at the stage of “figuring it out” or asking “will it work?” Rather, we are a vital part of the commuter’s life.
We need the community’s help in making it bigger for the LA area. This will happen with your help.

Remember, the way “CC” works is that commuters share their real-time tips with fellow commuters…so riders should want as many people enrolled as possible. Believe me (the founder), the system can handle growth…and I mean that from a technical and functional point of view. Case in point: since the day I started Clever Commute, “my” has always had more Clever Commuters than any other. But with that said: my line has also tripled in size over the last 12 months.
So…please…PLEASE share this mail and encourage your train buddies, neighbors, work colleagues, etc to sign up. It WILL help your commute.

Thanks in advance for pioneering. Life in transit WILL get better once you use Clever Commute.

–Josh

Hello Boston: Santa brought us (more) good press coverage and lots of new members

December 26th, 2007  |  Published in welcome

If you joined after reading about Clever Commute in Boston Now or on WBZ-TV…then all we’d like to share is the fact that there is still a lot of room to grow. Most of the NY-area Clever Commute communities are much bigger…and are functioning very well. So, please ask friends and colleagues to sign-up

But for those that found us via the Boston Globe coverage…or from a friend, here is a “Welcome” to you.

The one-liner here is that you have joined a community that gives you the ability to help (and receive help from) your fellow passengers. All of the “alerts” and “advisories” will come from YOU…and are sent directly to your fellow commuters (on your line).
More info

  • Your should have received a “Welcome” mail…and the only thing you really need to note is the one e-mail address you need for the train line your ride
    (You can always reach CleverCommute staff via the website)
  • As thousands of NY-area commuters know, this service is all about people-helping-each-other…and the other people on your list are your neighbors. Please make your messages to the group (1) constructive and (2) actionable.
    The recent media attention has indeed caused a “growth spurt” in our membership…so there will be some growing pains I’m sure…but we’ll get through it together.
  • Ask friends and fellow commuters to sign up. Speaking from my own experience, each community can (and should) grow much larger than they are now
  • Follow this link to a few bullet points based on our experiences in the NY area. Maybe the Boston-area dynamics will be reason to tweak these…but I think this is a good starting point

Thanks to all in Boston-area for making this happen. Let’s hope for a smooth commute.

-Conductor Josh

Welcome Boston!

December 19th, 2007  |  Published in welcome

The one-liner here is that you have joined a community that gives you the ability to help (and receive help from) your fellow passengers.
All of the “alerts” and “advisories” will come from YOU…and are sent directly to your fellow commuters (on your line).
Here’s more of what you need to prepare for “Day 1”

  • Your should have received a “Welcome” mail…and the only thing you really need to note is the one e-mail address you need for the train line your ride
    (You can always reach CleverCommute staff via the website)
  • As thousands of NY-area commuters know, this service is all about people-helping-each-other…and the other people on your list are your neighbors. Please make your messages to the group (1) constructive and (2) actionable.
    The recent media attention has indeed caused a “growth spurt” in our membership…so there will be some growing pains I’m sure…but we’ll get through it together.
  • Ask friends and fellow commuters to sign up. Speaking from my own experience, each community can (and should) grow much larger than they are now
  • Follow this link to a few bullet points based on our experiences in the NY area. Maybe the Boston-area dynamics will be reason to tweak these…but I think this is a good starting point

Some Boston-area commuters have most definitely had rough commutes lately. Additionally, there is wintry weather on its way. So…

  • Please help each other out
  • Encourage others to join. I will process any sign-ups that come to us before 11:00 PM tonight (and of course throughout the day tomorrow)

Thanks again to everyone for making it an exciting day.Welcome aboard.