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A Bridj bus travelling down St. Paul St. in Brookline. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A Bridj bus travelling down St. Paul St. in Brookline. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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The Boston startup Bridj — a cross between Uber and buses — is shutting down. After funding talks with a car manufacturer fell apart, CEO Matthew George announced that the 3-year-old company is coming to a close.

You may have seen the black, purple, and pink commuter vans throughout the city. The data-driven startup employed flexible, demand-based routes and we wondered, what might the MBTA learn from the "future of the city bus?"

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Matthew George, founder and CEO of Bridj. He tweets @notmattgeorge.

Jim Aloisi, former state secretary of transportation and a principal at the Pemberton Square Group. He tweets @jimaloisi.

This segment aired on May 2, 2017.

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