MONTREAL, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The mayor of Boston, Mr. Thomas
Menino, announced from the City Hall Plaza earlier today that the City
of Boston has selected Public Bike System Company (PBSC) for the supply
of their new bike-share system, dubbed "Hubway". The system will be
launched in early July.
Following Capital Bikeshare's successful launch last year in the
American capital, it is now the City of Boston's turn to adopt the PBSC
system and offer a practical and ecological alternative to traditional
urban modes of transport.
PBSC will supply the equipment and back-office capabilities for the
system which will be composed of 610 bikes and 61 stations. The Company
will also provide technical support and customer service via its call
center in Montreal. As such, Boston will become the sixth city serviced
by PBSC's employees after Montreal, Minneapolis, Washington
D.C./Arlington, Toronto and Ottawa/Gatineau.
BIXI's American partner, Alta Bicycle Share, will operate the system.
Alta Bicycle Share already operates systems in Washington
D.C./Arlington and Melbourne, Australia.
About BIXI and the Public Bike System Company
The Public Bike System Company (PBSC) is the organization behind the
concept, development and operation of the first large-scale bike
sharing system in North America, BIXI. Destined to become a
complementary means of public transportation, this service allows
citizens to borrow a bike from a given station, carry out trips and
return the bike to any station in the network.
PBSC offers a highly advanced bike sharing system on three continents,
to private campuses and cities, such as London (UK), Melbourne
(Australia), Minneapolis, Washington and Arlington (USA), Toronto and
Ottawa and Gatineau (Canada). PBSC also offers realistic solutions as
to alternative transportation and consultant services, both technical
SOURCE BIXI - PUBLIC BIKE SYSTEM COMPANY
For further information:
Public Bike System Company
Phone. : 514 789-2494, ext. 2045
Cell Phone: 514 629-4468