Take a look at this proposal for a complete restructuring of mass transit in LA. Gensler LA’s scheme is built upon a platform of creating a more responsive system that will invite an improved user experience. In more detail the system aims to;
"Increase vehicle choices in the LA Metro system to include alternative modes of transportation, which provide various scales of public transport efficiency.
Increase flexibility of public transport by keeping existing transit stops but liberating the routes that connect them so that it may respond more immediately to user demand. Also provide it an efficiency advantage with dedicated lanes and pull-in stops to allow for bypassing, as well strategically located underpasses.
Leverage existing data to increase flexibility and optimize choices by overlapping the location of all ground transport, stops and users through GPS to coordinate their relative positions, needs and capacity in real time. To complete this triangulation, a GPS enabled app – tripFinder – automatically scans the network to sort and provide the user with the optimum trip itinerary while also optimizing the current status of the public transit fleet.
Expand the network and fill in the transport voids by granting access to this real time information through the selling of licenses to more and other alternative ground transport entities. This business could also be a potential profit center for LA Metro.”
This video definitely provides a glimpse into what the future of public transportation can be. Head over to the source for more details.