DOT, DHS, VA, and DOL all fund transportation. Much of the funding is restricted to certain people based on categorical eligibility for particular programs. This is grossly inefficient. Require any agency giving clients rides using federal funding to participate in a coordinated transportation system, and put out "increasing match" grant funding for communities to develop the coordination infrastructure. If a veteran can get a ride to work on a Medicaid-funded bus, for example, the system would be less wasteful and more responsive.
Idea No. 31