My idea is crowdsourced bus routes that via the use of technology could fluctuate based on user demand and feedback.
After conducting a brief survey, I have learned that many peoples objections to taking public transportation in Miami are the following:
1) It takes too long. I live approximately 10 miles from where I work and yet it would take me almost an hour to get to work because I'd have to take two different buses that have a total of 24 stops along the way.
2) The crowd.
3) Inconvenience of payment. Many people were confused about whether they had to use a metro card or pay with exact change in order to take the current options for public transportation in Miami.
Brisk Lines would solve all of that.
Here's how it works: A person would enter their commute information: where they live, where they work, the days and times they need to go to and from work. As more and more people enter their information, our technology will match people who are going to and from the same general area and create a "bus line" for them. People can also create a line themselves, and once enough people show interest in that line by joining that line, Brisk Lines will start one of our medium sized 20-30 passenger buses to start driving that route.
Pros: No line will have more than 5 stops total to ensure speedy arrival. All payments can be done via the app. The bus can be tracked via the app, so no need to worry about whether or not it's coming. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and people who work close to you.
This will save commuters money and will reduce traffic for other commuters.
I think a small pilot program could start in two or three dense areas within Miami.