The Man Behind NextBus Wants to Make Every Car a Taxi

Commuters in Washington are still bemoaning the fall of the popular predictor app NextBus DC, caught up in complexities over data access rights. But NextBus creator Ken Schmier is looking ahead.
“Frankly,” says the Bay Area attorney and businessman, “I think transit agencies are obsolete.”
Schmier’s eyes are on what he’s calling Micro-Transit. The goal: To turn every car in America into a taxicab.