The concept of staggered working hours and flexitime work schemes has potential for reducing the need for substantial public investment in the transport system which will be grossly under utilised if only used for peak hour traffic, and as a means of reducing peak hour congestion in metropolitan and urban areas. Capital tied up in public transport facilities, such as trams, trains and buses, to cater for extremely short peak periods in suburban travel represents a large proportion of the total capital investment by the public authorities in transport. The full utilisation of that equipment is very low indeed, possibly less than 25 hours per week and the need for its availability and use for peak hour traffic represents a very severe financial impact on the business of public transport in Victoria. Relevant submissions made to the study are summarised, and a recent report by the Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies is discussed in some detail. The potential benefits of implementing further staggered working hours and flexitime work schemes are significant enough to warrant positive encouragement of them. Recommended initiatives that the government could take to encourage further staggered working hours and flexitime schemes are included in the report. (TRRL)

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  • Publication Date: 1980


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM