Charles River

Watertown to Boston by ferry? Entrepreneur wants to beat traffic on the Charles

The idea for building a water shuttle on the Charles River came to Drew Rollert as one might expect: After a particularly terrible attempt to get around by car in Greater Boston. 

Last summer, the Watertown entrepreneur was gifted a few Red Sox tickets. He got some friends together, shared a few beers on his deck and ordered an Uber to the game. But the driver canceled on them. When they tried to reorder a ride, they were matched with the same driver, but the price went up by 40%. So they tried to catch the 52 bus. But it didn’t show up.



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