The benefits of partnerships between Silicon Valley and government agencies

One scenario might be a deal with a state transportation agency, in which, say, all off-peak buses are replaced with Google driverless cars. Instead of waiting for the bus in the dead of night and being one of a handful of passengers aboard, you would wait for the next Google driverless car to zip along and pick you up. Since the driverless car could be pre-programmed with a route, it would reduce the need for bus drivers. This would save state transportation agencies money by abolishing rarely-used bus routes, while giving Google a chance to extend the driverless car concept even further.