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Austin, TX, United States, 2010/10/04 - Attendees at this weekend’s 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) will use mobile phones to help them get around town. A mobile texting application, Dadnab, will help them avoid traffic jams and parking difficulties that accompany the event.
Dadnab will provide bus and rail directions by text message to festival attendees.
ACL (aclfestival.com) is a three-day festival that brings dozens of bands and thousands of music fans to Zilker Park in Austin, Texas each year. This year, the event will take place October 8 - 10.
"Due to congestion, road closures, and the lack of parking at the event site, it’s virtually impossible for ACL attendees to get there by car," says Dadnab's founder, Roger L. Cauvin. "Capital Metro shuttles people from Republic Square Park to the event entrance, but even finding parking near Republic Square Park is challenging. We offer attendees a quick, spur-of-the-moment way of planning their trips so they can avoid their cars entirely."
To get transit directions, a Dadnab user sends a text message (SMS) with a starting and ending location. (Users may also specify a desired departure or arrival time.) Dadnab replies with step-by-step trip instructions that include which buses or trains to take and when and where to board them. Dadnab offers the service at no charge and does not require users to register.
"More and more people who had never before taken a bus or train are realizing that technology and transit make a convenient combination,” says Cauvin.
Dadnab (dadnab.com) is the leading service providing transit directions by text message. The service operates in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Seattle, Southern California and the tri-state New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area.