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On Demand Busing

Instead of running buses on fixed routes at all hours, use trip planning and usage data to determine optimal routes. You could also have transit users request pickup/drop-off destinations to adjust bus routes on the fly.

 

Would result in more efficient busing and likely serious cost savings.

Why is this an ambitious idea?

Completed paradigm shift in how bus routes are setup and maintained. Would make better use of big data, crowd-sourcing, and GPS tracking.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Lower overall transit cost, shorter busing times, increased ridership.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

Applications in statistical analysis, way-finding algorithms, big data, and crowd-sourcing.

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