What would you suggest if your city or town's Department of Transportation were given an extension to their budget and wanted to put a portion of it into improving and updating their public transportation? Tell us what matters most to you, and be specific. Go beyond just "fix the bus system," we want to hear suggestions based on what makes the current system challenging or even what makes you not use the current system.
In city challenges like this we want to hear from members of any and all communities. Often what could help one city, could help many. If you want, include the name of the city or town you live in and a brief overview of how your suggestion works into the current system there.
Michael Ramirez (@smartideamaster) |
on 13th Sep 2017
there are definite positive benefits to public transportation of all types, but admittedly there are also drawbacks such as underuse, excessive pollution or criminal elements using public transportation. Along a lot of public transportation corridors the increase in crim ... more
The price of parking is a strong influence on mode choice. Most employers subsidize parking for employees. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that only 7% of the civilian workforce has access to subsidized commuting (excluding parking). See https://www.bls ... more
The City of Carmel, Indiana saved $125,000 in construction costs ($5,000 per roundabout), reduced gas usage by 24,000 gallons a year per roundabout, accidents resulting in injury dropped by 80%, and all accidents dropped by 40%.
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-01-05/we ... more
More energy is used when accelerating from a stop, than from slowing down or making small adjustments to speed when approaching a light. The system would give feedback to drivers as to the ideal speed when approaching a light from a distance, based on the relative displa ... more
From the station closest to my apartment I can take either a bus or a train. It'd be great to know how far away my train is before paying to enter the station. Ideally the stations would use the same digital clocks as are used at the platforms.
In Boise, Idaho we have a bus system but has never has gained very good acceptance, mostly due to being spreadout with infrequent routes. Currently an underground hub is being built which will make it convenient to pick up a bus in the city center. Maybe the routes sho ... more
In Jakarta, Indonesia, we need additional bus for transportation. Our governor try to approach many companies to give our city free buses. We need to improve our transportation system, providing better schedule for passenger. This city is currently doing that, but the mo ... more
Samuel Musungwini (@samuelmusungwini) |
in Mar 2016
The major problem in my city of Gweru in Zimbabwe is that of potholes and the marauding kombis. They know where road blocks are situated and they drive well when approaching roadblocks.
I will design an Itegrated image processing system which makes use of cameras insta ... more
shahzaibjahangir98 (@shahzaibjahangir98) |
in Mar 2016
When a teenager enters high school or a college, he/she is expected to become mature and more independent. This means going and coming back from college or even just visiting a specialized market for your college projects, entirely independently. But a major hurdle in th ... more