Why does the Recent Alerts page show old alerts?

If it is the case that there are no Recent Alerts, then we (1) give a message saying so…and (2) show some recent examples.

FYI “Recent” means “from the previous 2 hours”

In the picture below, we added the green arrow and box for emphasis/

Remember:¬†Users of the free service only see the previous 2 hours of alerts. So if there have not been any in that window, you’d then see an unwelcoming blank page. Instead, we show examples of well-formed (upvoted) alerts¬†from your route/branch of travel.

Not to be salesy, but users of our Premium service have a lot more control over the info they see.
They can set the Recent Alerts page to show more history…from more routes…refreshed more-quickly.