THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF THE URBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION ENTERPRISE

This paper introduces methodology, data analysis and results relating to work organization characteristics in three areas--taxicab companies, bus operations and rail rapid transit. Technology as an independent variable is quantitatively scaled according to vehicle loading capacity, service controllability and capital intensiveness. The model proposes two objective measures--Time Span of Discretion (TSD) and Discretionary Resource Rate (DRR) at various hierarchical levels, along with their product--the Position Power (PP). The organizational structures of the various urban transportation enterprises are appraised on this basis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Forum, 3-5 November 1975, Toronto, Canada. Complete Volume $20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Wirth, I
    • Crossman, ERFW
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1981 12:00AM