Bridj might be making a comeback. BostInno reports that the data-driven transportation company, which shut down in April, will resurface in Sydney after acquisition by Australian transportation operator Transit Systems.
“There is a lot of appetite amongst governments for this type of service,” John Langford-Ely, general manager of the company now known as Bridj Pty Ltd, told the Financial Review. “They see the problems with congestion and city streets choking and they are resource-constrained.”
“We have on-demand movies, on-demand food, and finally – NSW will have on-demand transport,” said Andrew Constance, NSW minister for transport and infrastructure, in a statement. Transport for NSW is testing eight on-demand services from multiple operators.
And, in case you were wondering, a post on the Bridj Facebook page says that the Bridj team is “working towards recommencing operations in the USA.” Stay tuned.
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