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26.6.14

PASSENGERS' TRANSPORT SERVICES * WORLDWIDE

* Penang / Malaysia - Rapid introduces 13 new buses

(Photo: Rapid Penang in Jetty Bus Terminal) 
George Town,Penang,Malaysia -New Strait Times, by MUHAMAD SYAKIR ABDUL WAHAB -24 June 2014: -- Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd has introduced a fleet of 13 new fully-seated buses to support its Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (Best) services recently... The new bus, scheduled for long-distance travel, consists of 41 seats compared to the regular Rapid bus which has only 26 seats... It is also equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras with recording capabilities and global positioning system (GPS) for bus tracking purposes...


* Massachusetts / USA - Bridj startup plans to roll out big data, luxury buses, beat the T for commuters

(Photo by Dian Zhang - A Bridj worker readies a 14-passenger Mercedes-Benz van for a daily commute to Kendall Square) 
Kendall Square,Cambridge,MASS,USA -The Cambridge Day, by Dian Zhang -June 24, 2014: -- A new company is joining services such as Zipcar and Uber in competing with traditional transportation such as taxi and the T: Bridj. Based on Main Street in Kendall Square, Bridj’s founders claim it is the world’s first smart transit system using big data to find where people live and work, then using luxury buses to help them commute... Bridj launched its first test shuttle June 2 and has about 10,000 people signed up. Still in testing phase, the service is free until mid-July, when prices from $5 to $8 per ride will be rolled out along with payment structures such as weekly passes... With $ 1.1 million funded and another $3 million to 4 million in investments to be announced, Bridj plans to expand to a couple more cities in the next move, George said. Major cities in China, India and Japan are being considered too. More details will be announced in the future...

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