If you live in the Greater Boston area, October will be an exciting month for you. We’re moving into the next stage of our beta and will be expanding into multiple neighborhoods throughout the city, offering evening service, and giving thousands more Bostonians the opportunity to take Bridj based on their own input. Our team has identified ten neighborhoods with a need for better transit, and now we’re asking residents like yourself to vote to make sure your neighborhood is considered one of the first for expansion.
Bridj has been remarkably successful in our initial-beta in the Brookline, South Boston, and Allston neighborhoods. Now, our PhD-led team has identified routes in ten neighborhoods using data streams, from social media to census data, in order to understand exactly how people are moving throughout the city. The list of potential expansion neighborhoods includes: Back Bay, South End, Longwood, East Boston, Charlestown, North End, Central Square, Kendall Square, Harvard Square, and Union Square. If you think we missed one, let us know. To complement this process, and to give residents a voice in how Bridj’s living, breathing, and smart transit system grows, we’re asking Bostonians to visit vote.bridj.com to vote on the expansion (we’re also asking Somervillians and Cambridgians to do the same). Data is critical part of our “secret sauce”, but we also want real feedback from real people.
We’re incredibly excited for the next phase of our journey, which will allows us to better connect you to the city you love, Boston. Remember, cast your vote at vote.bridj.com and tell your friends, neighbors, and family too. We'll have another huge announcement in October on some of the technology we've been working on. Stay tuned.