SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT 1974 STRIKE IMPACT STUDY

From August 12 until October 18, 1974, the Los Angeles area public transportation system was operationally shut down by a labor strike. The SCRTD system regularly operates some 1869 buses, serving about 650,000 daily riders, over a 2000 square mile area within the Los Angeles Basin. Although Los Angeles is correctly characterized as an auto oriented urban area, with mass transit carrying only 2 to 3% of weekday person trips, there were apparent impacts--on traffic congestion, on mobility, and on commerce. Nine strike-impact areas were evaluated, including effects on business, on auto traffic and occupancy rates, on unemployment and welfare benefits attributable to the strike, and various other resultant conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Bigelow-Crain Associates, Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Mass Transportation, 5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95807

    Bigelow-Crain Associates

    873 Santa Cruz Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025
  • Authors:
    • CRAIN, J L
    • FLYNN, S D
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DMT-004 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM