For those of you who live in Boston – take note of a new way you might be able to commute to work without cursing the MBTA in the process.
A friend of mine recently complained about commuting from the South End on the Silver Line… until he discovered BRIDJ. With brand new commuter vans, BRIDJ can accomodate up to 14 people in each van – and these guys are sitting room only.
How does it work? According to their website, after you download the BRIDJ app, you can drop pins on the map for your starting and ending points. BRIDJ will then tell you the nearest pick-up and drop-off points as well as the times serving that route. Seats are guaranteed and your fare is known in advance before you book the seat, usually slightly more than public transportation but less than taking a taxi or Uber. Much like Uber, you can also track your BRIDJ in real time. You can even book BRIDJ days in advance!
An added bonus? You can get your first 5 rides for free by using code FREE4ALL
BRIDJ began in Brookline, but since the service is relatively new, BRIDJ may not currently operate in your neighborhood. However, if you live in an area currently not served by BRIDJ (a few blocks away, another city or another state) you should still download the app and request a trip. That’s how BRIDJ figured out where to expand to next!
See the map below for areas in which BRIDJ currently operates in Boston, you can travel between the connected zones below, inbound in the morning and outbound in the evening. Oh and for those of you who live in Washington DC – BRIDJ has come to the capital city too.