Ed. note: I'm still not 100% convinced this is not a left-over April Fool's joke. But I learned about it through an ad in my Facebook news feed last night, and who actually spends money on a prank?
Bridj says it's getting up to launch an alternative to the T that will feature limo buses with plush seats, "an attendant who can provide you with a curated selection of snacks and beverages" and fees you might be able to deduct from your taxes.
Bridge says it goes live next month with non-stop service between key points in the Boston area for the monied technorati, specifically, Brookline, the Back Bay, Harvard Square and Kendall Square. Initially, it's looking at several runs in each rush hour, but adds:
When fully launched, service will be available every 10 minutes from each pillar in Boston.
The idea of a private alternative to public transit, even in Boston, is not exactly new: In addition to university shuttles and the Longwood Medical Area buses, Southie Shuttle offers service to people in South Boston who don't want to lose their "precious parking space painstakingly found after work" just to go out to eat, along with service to South Station.