The Bridj Smart Transit System Uses Big Data to Get You To Work

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 24, 2014
References: bridj & fastcoexist
If your morning commute is a stress-inducing struggle, a smart transit system could be the answer. Startup Bridj uses big data to offer better transit faster by creating a more efficient mass transportation network than what already exists.

Based on 14 million data points, Bridj figures out where people live and work and analyzes how cities move. Then they send buses on more efficient routes. You can use the app to find a stop near you and purchase a ticket for a seat on the WiFi-connected, power outlet-featuring bus. Once you have a ticket, you are guaranteed a spot.

Bridj already has a few routes in Boston, and have plans to add about 40 more to the city after continuously examining data.