A survey of employees at the main office of the New York State Department of Transportation was undertaken in late May 1979 to determine their response to a program of alternative work hours implemented in December 1978. The survey contained questions that delt with changes in work schedules, perceived impacts, characteristics of work trips, and demographic information. A sample of 105 employees was obtained, and the sample provided a good representation of the total work force of the main office. Examination of the responses yielded the following results: More than half of the employees surveyed changed their work schedule; the majority switched to earlier starting times. Respondents who have long commute times were more apt to shift; however, even nonswitchers also saved travel times. Thus, this program reduced highway congestion somewhat. Contrary to expectations, ridesharing increased after implementation. The primary reason for this was the department's Carpool Coordinator Demonstration Project. Attitudes toward travel impacts generally do not influence the desire to after work schedules. On the contrary, alteration of one's work times leads to favorable attitudes toward travel-related impacts of alternative work schedules. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Travel impacts of TSM actions
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031109
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM