EVOLVING INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR EMPLOYER INVOLVEMENT IN TRANSPORTATION: THE CASE OF EMPLOYER ASSOCIATIONS

Many professionals are involved in the urban transportation planning process. The characteristics of a relatively new participant in urban transportation issues--the employer association--are examined. Five California employer associations, and their role in transportation, are described. The analysis emphasizes the factors that influenced the creation of these associations and the characteristics of their operation. Although still in their infancy, these assocations have shown some impact on their respective urban areas. The roles played by these associations have ranged from facilitating the resolution of transportation controversies to conducting planning studies of critical problems facing employer sites. It is concluded that employer associations could play an important role in transportation in many urban areas. Some key problems in the creation and maintenance of such associations include obtaining and keeping corporate commitment to the association, establishing the legal status of the group, creating a useful funding mechanism, and establishing effective relations with public-sector agencies. Finally, some of the potential implications of employer associations, with respect to other participants in urban transportation, are postulated.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 42-49
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION INNOVATIONS: RIDESHARING TECHNIQUES AND PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309035570
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM