One innovative plan that has been considered for about a decade, but has never been funded, is a system commonly used in Europe called "headway operations." This means buses depart at regular intervals keeping the headway (time between buses) even and avoiding bunching, instead of trying vainly to stay on a fixed schedule in widely varying conditions. This is how most rapid transit systems including SkyTrain operate.
The semi-finals of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition on August 14, 2012, came to a stylish conclusion when Jarrad Clark of IMG Fashion announced there was a tie. The winners, Caitlin Power and Christopher Bates, will continue in the final round at World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto this October, 2012.