Beach Bound Kangaroo

Hoppin’ round Newburyport!
Hop from downtown to the Commuter Rail, to Plum Island from morning until closing time in comfort and style.

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Project Ends on September 30, 2018

Project Description

Our mission is to provide safe, efficient and cost-effective transportation between Downtown Newburyport, the Plum Island Lighthouse and the Commuter Rail, making 17 stops along the way. 

Thousands of people visit Newburyport and Plum Island for vacation, and pour into the streets for the Summer Events. Traffic in Newburyport during the tourist season can be difficult. These days there are increasing numbers of ride-sharing vehicles clogging the streets. Night-lifers crowd the streets at closing time, sometimes creating hazardous driving conditions. Patrons have three choices to return to their lodgings:

  1. Potentially drive impaired
  2. Wait a long time for Uber
  3. Get a local taxi with a trashed vehicle and a questionable driver. 

BBK will be the most desirable choice for price, quality and reliability. Because we charge $5 per boarding, patrons can get on and off at the various stops around Newburyport and Plum Island all day and night. The benefits include:

  1. Cost savings- Uber charges between $12 and $16 to the lighthouse from downtown for their most basic one-way fare. Port Taxi charges $10 under deplorable conditions. Parking on Plum Island can be as high as $20.
  2. Cuts down on traffic by replacing the need for ride-sharing vehicles. 
  3. Allows for safe reliable transportation for after-hours patrons, while making the late-night streets safer.

We are seeking funding to cover deposits on vehicles and an office, print maps, purchase communications equipment, and cover regulatory licensing and other startup costs.

The General Manager, Lucia Vaughn, is a seasoned professional, experienced in managing shuttle services at Tufts University, and has worked as a tour guide and trolley driver in Boston since 2012. She also has a long history in event planning and hospitality. SHe holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations with a Business Minor.

The team will consist of well-trained, professional, and well-vetted drivers. 

Take a look at the fun and valuable rewards we are offering. Thank you so much for considering our project. We look forward to seeing many of you aboard the Beach Bound Kangaroo. Cheers mate!

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05/31/2018
Your Help is So Appreciated!
$20
Your Help is So Appreciated!

For supporting our efforts, we extend our sincere thanks. We'll send you a personal thank you, with a Hip pic of Boomer the Beach-Bound Kangaroo.

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$12
Boomer Badge of Recognition

We'll send you this very kewl Badge of Boomer, the Beach Bound Kangaroo, recognizing your support.

And we'll include your name on our wall of praise.

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$60
Ride All Week

Free Passage on the Kangaroo Trail. Hop On and Off all week. On a week of your choosing.

Blackout Dates include Yankee Homecoming and RiverFest.

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$85
Commute All Week with Your Boomer Mug

Keep your travel beverages at just the perfect temperature while we drive you to the Commuter Rail, (or anywhere else on our kangaroo trail), with our commuter mug, featuring Boomer, the Beach Bound Kangaroo. Ride an entire week on us.

This is a ceramic tumbler with stainless steel outer wall for added protection and insulation. Push lid with silicone seal. 11oz. (mug may vary, but only for a selection of equal or greater value, depending on availablility.)

Blackout dates include Yankee Homecoming and Riverfest.

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$150
A Tasty Stop, One Week to Hop (on)

Enjoy a celebration party at Metzy's Cantina (date TBA). And one weeks worth of Shuttle Services.

A cool local band (TBA)

Blackout dates include Yankee Homecoming and RiverFest.

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$350
Road to Commercial Success

Post your business on our map! We will be making our first run of 5,000 Boomer Trail Maps. And we'd like to highlight your business at many of the 17 stops, and we will distribute the maps to our patrons on board. Your ad will be posted on the route side of the map.

Below is a preliminary image. Ads will run across the bottom and the stops will be listed on the right panel.

You will need to provide a business card sized image.

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$1,900
It's a Wrap! (A van wrap that is...)

Put your business on the kangaroo's tail. Your logo or other acceptable artwork will be featured on the back double-doors of the one van, through December 31, 2019. 

You must provide the acceptable artwork, as determined by our sign company.

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Rewards

Your Help is So Appreciated!

For supporting our efforts, we extend our sincere thanks. We'll send you a personal thank you, with a Hip pic of Boomer the Beach-Bound Kangaroo.

1 Supporter
Contribute
$12
Boomer Badge of Recognition

We'll send you this very kewl Badge of Boomer, the Beach Bound Kangaroo, recognizing your support.

And we'll include your name on our wall of praise.

200 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$60
Ride All Week

Free Passage on the Kangaroo Trail. Hop On and Off all week. On a week of your choosing.

Blackout Dates include Yankee Homecoming and RiverFest.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$85
Commute All Week with Your Boomer Mug

Keep your travel beverages at just the perfect temperature while we drive you to the Commuter Rail, (or anywhere else on our kangaroo trail), with our commuter mug, featuring Boomer, the Beach Bound Kangaroo. Ride an entire week on us.

This is a ceramic tumbler with stainless steel outer wall for added protection and insulation. Push lid with silicone seal. 11oz. (mug may vary, but only for a selection of equal or greater value, depending on availablility.)

Blackout dates include Yankee Homecoming and Riverfest.

48 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
A Tasty Stop, One Week to Hop (on)

Enjoy a celebration party at Metzy's Cantina (date TBA). And one weeks worth of Shuttle Services.

A cool local band (TBA)

Blackout dates include Yankee Homecoming and RiverFest.

75 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$350
Road to Commercial Success

Post your business on our map! We will be making our first run of 5,000 Boomer Trail Maps. And we'd like to highlight your business at many of the 17 stops, and we will distribute the maps to our patrons on board. Your ad will be posted on the route side of the map.

Below is a preliminary image. Ads will run across the bottom and the stops will be listed on the right panel.

You will need to provide a business card sized image.

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,900
It's a Wrap! (A van wrap that is...)

Put your business on the kangaroo's tail. Your logo or other acceptable artwork will be featured on the back double-doors of the one van, through December 31, 2019. 

You must provide the acceptable artwork, as determined by our sign company.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward