A nationwide survey of transit operators indicated that absenteeism among transit operators is a significant problem and that the associated costs are substantial. The objective of the research reported here was to determine the scope of operator absenteeism in Virginia and to recommend strategies to improve attendance. Information on the causes of absenteeism and attendance improvement programs was obtained through a literature review and telephone requests to selected transit systems. A questionnaire survey was conducted of transit systems in Virginia to obtain information on their experience with absenteeism and attendance improvement programs. The report presents a general plan for improving attendance that includes a comprehensive approach to examining absenteeism and model components of an attendance improvement program.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Highway and Transportation Research Council

    Charlottesville, VA  United States 

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cottrell Jr, B H
  • Publication Date: 1985-12

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  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/VA-86/23, VHTRC 86-R23
  • Contract Numbers: 2055
  • Created Date: May 31 1988 12:00AM