Compelling Public Transit
How can we make public transit a great experience for everyone, not just city dwellers and those on the bus line?
I'm a huge fan of public transit! I often take the bus to work in the winter when the roads are bad and I dont want to drive, or when my car is in the shop. I dig it so much, that I make sure that any house I rent is walking distance from the bus line that stops near my work.
Some of my co-workers envy my access to the bus line, saying that they wish they could bus in bad weather, but with the transfers and wait times, it'd take them over an hour to get to work, where it only takes them 20 minutes to drive.
How can we make public transit not just something we associate with the underprivileged, the students, and the hip city dwellers? How can we make it just as easy for a friend living in Grandville to take a bus to Eastown as it is for the friend down town?
Perhaps we could draw inspiration from cities where public transit is the norm, like DC, or Munich.