Giovanna Da Silva
Intern, Reason Foundation
Giovanna Da Silva is a policy intern at Reason Foundation.
Investments in mass transit ought to be more selective and focused on expanding and maintaining ridership in areas with high rates of transit ridership by operating more heavily during times of greater demand.
The city has a successful low-cost private jitney industry frequented by immigrants and minorities that could help increase transit ridership rates at a minimal cost to taxpayers.
Microtransit is a relatively recent phenomenon that allows customers to reserve trips online or through a mobile interface and uses software algorithms to map out dynamic service routes.