A Better Bus System (traffic congestion reward)
A better way of managing and providing incentives for riding the bus.
So my idea was to allow the people of Austin tax incentives for using public transportation. My solution is to install a scanner on every city of Austin bus or taxi and have ths riders that want to participate install an app on their phones that when they create an account, gives them a personalized scanable code specific to them. This allows them to scan themselves in and out on the bus and the amount of miles will be counted every time they use this, and during tax season, allow them to calculate the total miles traveled on the bus and use it, depending on the number of miles, to recieve property tax incentives. By using it on property tax, you are targeting the group of people on the road the most, the people driving to and from work to thier homes. To make this practical, you would need to vastly expand the network of buses and vastly expand the amount of available routes that go from neighborhoods to areas of business. Thank you for reading my suggestion.