“Houston is really the envy of a lot of cities who have thought about this,” said Joseph Kopser, co-founder and CEO of RideScout, an Austin company that compiles transportation options such as bus scheduling, bike-share locations and traffic information onto a single smartphone map.
Transit experts are watching how Metro educates riders and promotes the new system. They also will monitor reaction from riders and the logistics of making wholesale changes in a city’s bus service overnight.
“This is the biggest in terms of degree of total change that, I believe, has happened in the U.S. in a long time,” said Jarrett Walker, a transit consultant and author who helped steer Metro’s early process that led to the new network.
Source: Bus changes drawing attention from riders, transit pros – Houston Chronicle