Basic idea: equip all buses and Ctrains with GPS and create an app so that users can tell exactly where their next bus is and how many minutes for YOUR stop. It's a real time map and a text interface.
Possible extension: wireless internet access on the bus for patrons.
One thing I've noticed more than others is people struggling to open the back door, for one reason or another.
My idea is that we change the current back doors to mirror those on the new trains. One button on one of the doors, one simple push and it opens, no holding a handle or waving to a sensor.
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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.
I hold patent pending status in North America and the European Union for a system to recharge electric vehicles by harnessing the wind they create to recharge the batteries as they are moving.