The Current State of Public Transit
Traditional fixed-route transportation plays a crucial role in keeping citizens connected with cheap and efficient mobility. But those who don’t live close to transit stations are often left to find their own mobility solutions, often turning to private cars, contributing to congestion and pollution.
The result of inefficient fixed-route networks is a mix of transit deserts, where high demand for public transit is far from being met, and transit oases, where demand is met with too much service. Because of this, cities and public transit agencies have steadily been losing riders to ride-hailing services, enticing riders with trips that are less expensive than taxis and quicker than fixed-route buses.