Improve access to rail and bus service
Driverless vehicles to transport individuals to main rail and bus stations.
Except for those in close proximity and easy walking distance to metrorail and metrobus stations, access--for the most part, requires an additional mode of transit. This can include driving a vehicle and parking it at the station, having a friend or relative drop them off and pick them up, taking a cab or Uber/Lyft, or taking another bus to the station.
A better method would be to implement a short distance pick-up system using an app on a hand-held device to connect initially with a driver occupied vehicle, and when the technology is fully developed, with electric driverless vehicles that can take passengers from where they reside to the main transportation centers. The cost for this system can be in the form of a small add-on to the transit pass, the sale of advertising space on and in the vehicle to help offset costs, and the use of tax dollars to benefit the community.
This would make access to metrorail and metrobus easier and more convenient, help increase ridership along the main lines, encourage less use of private vehicles particularly for commuting, reduce traffic congestion, save on the extra cost of getting to the main transit lines, and contribute to a cleaner environment.