REDUNDANCY IN PUBLIC TRANSIT. VOLUME I: ON THE IDEA OF AN INTEGRATED TRANSIT SYSTEM
Conventional wisdom in Public Administration traditionally maintained that functional duplication in public services is wasteful. This position has been recently challenged, and it is suggested that redundant organizational structures can make the execution of a given program more reliable and the design of new programs more innovative. This 4-volume study examines the problem of redundancy/duplication of transit services in the San Francisco Bay Area Transit System. Volume I, this report, examines the present structure of two independent public agencies offering directly duplicative transit services, namely--Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). The report discusses such issues as multiorganizational coordination, interagency contracting, role of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, reorganization of Bay Area transit, redundancy and system failure, and economic efficiency and organizational reliability tradeoffs.
- See also Volume 2, PB81-194342. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E99, PB81-194326.
University of California, BerkeleyInstitute of Urban and Regional Development
Berkeley, CA United States 94720
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Landau, M
- CHISHOLM, D
- Webber, M M
- Publication Date: 1980-8
- Pagination: 75 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus transit; Coordination; Economic efficiency; Feeder buses; Level of service; Metropolitan areas; Passenger service; Rapid transit; Regional planning; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Services
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus services; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00337925
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-11-0001-81-1Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM