We want your ideas about what could make the transit experience better for Londoners.
What do we mean by that? Well, we're not necessarily looking for suggestions like route or scheduling changes (even though we know those are important). We're interested in what would make taking the bus more comfortable, more flexible, more fun, more safe, or more... whatever you'd like it to be!
Soon, we'll be launching our new incorporated status with a day devoted to all of our Ideas in Transit.
So stay tuned for that, and keep the good ideas coming.
Fare capping / Pay-as-you-go Passes
In some cities, rather than buy a transit pass for the day, week or month, a person can pay for individual fares and when they've paid the equivalent of a pass in fares, they automatically have a pass.
So, a London example could look like: Say a person qualifies for the discounted $52/month bus pass, but can't afford to pay for the pass all at once. They pay 2 individual fares on the bus each day for 14 days. ($1.90 x 27 = $52.65) Since they've now paid the equivalent of a pass, they're able to ride "for free" for the remaining two weeks of the month.
In other cases, it would simply be a way to keep transit flexible for people whose schedules aren't always predictable, and help people to stop worrying about conserving tickets/transfers and just use the bus to get around the way they'd like.