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'Pop Up' Bus Startup Bridj Expands, Updates App

Bridj, a tech-enabled "pop up" bus service that first hit the road in June of 2014, has expanded of service and launched a new version of its app with significant operational changes.
January 8, 2015, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Bridj, the data-driven private transportation system that has been shuttling passengers between Kendall Square, Brookline, Allston, Back Bay, Downtown, South Boston, and the Innovation District, announced expanded service Monday morning and the launch of a new app that will allow users to track their Bridj in real time and book trips in advance," reports Janelle Nanos.

According to Nanos, the new app includes several changes from the original version of Bridj, as tested in Boston since June. The new app changes "from a Web-based booking system with pre-determined routes to a model that’s driven by the app and more responsive to users’ needs (for one thing, the app allows users to store their credit card information instead of entering it at each booking, which was a regular complaint of frequent users)."

In announcing the expansion and the new app, Bridj provided the video below explaining its service.

Bridj: How it Works from Bridj on Vimeo.

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Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in BetaBoston
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