Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co. set to launch electronic ticketing and free Wi-Fi on June 1, 2017.
No more fumbling for cash at the bus – faster boarding and faster departures to get you where you’re going.
PLYMOUTH – A Massachusetts’ company that inspired mass transportation more than 129 years ago is stepping into the Digital Age with the launch of electronic ticketing and free Wi-Fi across its modern fleet of buses beginning Thursday June 1st.
The upgrades will allow passengers on the P&B to board more quickly and depart sooner by eliminating the time it takes for bus drivers to process cash transactions as pre-boarded customers sit and wait. P&B will also soon debut its new website where customers will find an easy point of access to purchase tickets online and download them to their Smartphones or printers.
“We were worried that we were getting ahead of our passengers with all this new technology, but when we started to talk to them about it they were very positive to the point where they were telling us this is what they want,” said Chris Anzuoni, Vice President of Plymouth & Brockton, whose family has owned P&B for 69 years. “Many of our customers have been riding with us for generations. Our drivers know many of our customers on a first name basis. We are very focused on getting this done right.”
Plymouth & Brockton will also implement a modest fare increase on June 1 – the first increase since 2013. “Our goal is to continue making P&B the smart choice in transportation while also covering the costs of running a modern, customer-focused transportation system. For less than the cost of driving and parking, our passengers can get some work done on the bus, catch up on their sleep or read, all while leaving the worries of the road to our experienced drivers.”
Passengers can still purchase tickets from all existing ticket agents as they have in the past but the bus drivers will no longer be able to sell tickets effective June 1, 2017.
The new Plymouth & Brockton website can be found at the same old location – p-b.com.