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.
- Prepared by Bigelow-Crain Associates, Menlo Park, Calif.
Sacramento, CA USA 95807
Bigelow-Crain Associates873 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA USA 94025
- CRAIN, J L
- FLYNN, S D
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 51 p.
- TRT Terms: Buses; Businesses; Economic conditions; Environmental impacts; Impacts; Mobility; Public transit; Social factors; Standard of living; Strikes; Traffic congestion; Transit riders; Unemployment; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Social welfare; Welfare
- Geographic Terms: California
- Old TRIS Terms: Shutdowns
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- 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