Will Bridj Replace the MBTA? (Podcast Interview)

I think people in Chelsea, East Boston, Roxbury, etc will choose Bridj over the MBTA, and it will draw in our a population of higher paying residents to these communities.

Why? How does Bridj benefit the people of Chelsea, Eastie, or Roxbury? Why would someone who earning minimum wage choose a more expensive bus service over the T?

now tell your tenants they don't need cars

If people in Chelsea needed cars, then the 111 wouldn't have the second lowest headways in the entire T system. If the people in Mattapan and Roxbury needed cars, then the 28 wouldn't be the most popular bus route in the entire T system. The residents of these neighborhoods don't need any more incentives to ditch their cars. They already have the best incentive of all: they can't afford them to own them and if they can, they can't afford to drive them every day.

It is a tough transition for someone to move from the North End/Beacon Hill/Seaport to Chelsea or East Boston

It's great that you're thinking about the affluent, and I commend your charitable heart. But again, what about those who aren't so fortunate? How is Bridj going to help them? How will a more expensive bus service help someone who is already struggling to make ends meet?

The fact that you can buy a house in Chelsea and take an Uber literally every single time you walk out your door and have a shorter/equal commute to someone living downtown - and still be paying less means that Bridj has huge potential to standardize that service.

This sentence alone proves how out of touch you are. I'm talking about the working poor, and most of your post is focused on helping the affluent reduce their cost of living. I honestly don't understand how can be so out of touch. I'm at a loss of words.

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