In 1974 and 1975 a survey was conducted of 131 U.S. cities and 84 cities abroad to determine the state-of-the-art of Staggered Work Hours Programs. Besides soliciting general information about employment and transportation, this international survey covered the techniques employed, achievements, costs, benefits, and other pertinent factors. The response rate was 66%, with a total of 142 cities returning the questionnaires. Analysis of the responses indicates that Staggered Work Hours Programs are in effect in many parts of the world, particularly in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. A total of 51 citis, the bulk of them foreign, indicated some form of the program in effect. Only 28 cities reported having conducted formal work schedule surveys; congestion in the Central Business District casued by work schedules had only been observed informally. Other work scheduling programs, such as the 4-day work week, had been implemented by 44 cities, 20 of them being foreign.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preparation of this report has been financed in part by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10003-1604
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TS No. A521 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: IT-09-0023-34
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1981 12:00AM