RIDESHARING REMEDIES FOR HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS
Many different kinds of organizations throughout the country have implemented successful, employer-sponsored ridesharing programs. This publication focuses on four hospital and medical center ridersharing programs--the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, Texas; Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska; San Francisco Children's Hospital in San Francisco, California; and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. Like many employers, hospitals and medical centers frequently wish to decrease traffic congestion, parking costs and demands, pollution, and energy consumption, while providing employees with attractive, economical commute alternatives. Ridesharing Programs are a viable solution to these areas of concern. Hospitals and medical centers face several unique problems in setting up ridesharing programs. These include rotating shifts; employees, such as doctors, who often work unusual hours; a large percentage of part-time employees; and, frequently, high employee annual turnover. Successful ridesharing programs at medical facilities, as illustrated in the case studies, address these areas of concern, offering highly workable solutions to transportation related problems.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1982-7
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Employers; Hospitals; Medical services; Part time employees; Ridesharing; Staggered work hours; Travel demand; Work trips
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Public Transportation; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00396571
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM