The consultants estimate that roughly 30 percent of VTA
's service is geared to routes with very few riders.The problem with this answer is fundamentally a political one. There isn't enough critical mass to make them economical.But concentrating on the lines that draw passengers -- and making the buses much more frequent -- is a step toward giving the VTA
what it desperately needs: credibility. Another might be to give them vouchers for a discounted Uber or Lyft ride.