Text alerts

Users have the option to receive post operating schedule changes, either through the enhanced mobile website or as a text message. To receive text messages, users text the message "follow ftmeadealert" to 40404, without the quotation marks. Once registered, users will automatically receive a text message whenever there is a change to the operating schedule.

The text is sent through Twitter, but doesn't require users to be registered Twitter users. Standard text messaging rates apply to anyone receiving text alerts. However, there is no cost to Fort Meade to offer this service.