Transit in D.C. will never be the same. We’re excited to announce that Bridj will be available in Washington D.C. later this spring. As the world’s first smart mass transit system, we deliver a fundamentally more efficient way of moving throughout the city. Powered by data and mobile tech, we’re able to optimize pick-ups, drop-offs, and routing based on need. Plus, since all rides are shared and each Bridj seats up to 14 passengers, fares cost only slightly more than the metro. However, on Bridj you’re always guaranteed a seat and an express trip between neighborhoods.

Our PhD-led data science team is developing our initial service area as we speak. Their algorithm takes into account dozens of different data streams on how D.C. moves, as well as feedback from potential users like yourself.

So D.C. area residents, we want to hear from you! Make sure your neighborhood isn’t left out by voting at dc.bridj.com.

We’ve developed this interactive map that allows you to see popular commutes from different points in the city.

We’ve developed this interactive map that allows you to see popular commutes from different points in the city.

Why did we choose D.C.? Just look at what Boston and D.C. have in common:

  • Over a third of each city’s residents don’t own cars. 
  • Fewer than 40% of jobs in each city’s metropolitan area can be accessed via public transit in 90 minutes or less.
  • The weather. We’ve seen a massive shift from public transit, walking, and biking to more reliable and comfortable means of transit like Bridj when it’s snowing or raining. DC and Boston residents alike can tell you spring weather is unpredictable and can be colder and rainier than one would expect.

More details will be available in the coming weeks on our D.C. expansion!

Sources for statistics above:
Wall Street Journal
Brookings

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