Google maps now has a feature that shows you how to use public transportation to get to your location. It includes the times that bussess should be at the stop and then walking routes to get from the bus stop to your destination. I think this might promote bus use especially for people who are weary of trying something new.
However, I tried this to get from my apartment in Grandview to my boyfriend’s house in Gahanna– a 15 mile car ride across 670– and on the bus google told me it was a 2 1/2 hour ordeal including transferring downtown, waiting for the transfer bus, and walking 3 miles from the nearest bus stop to his house in the suburbs. . .