This paper discusses a program to reduce transportation congestion by encouraging voluntary work schedule changes in New York-New Jersey central business districts. More than 220,000 workers in more than 400 organizations in Manhattan are participating by staggering their work hours by at least a half hour earlier or later than the customary work schedule of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First started in lower Manhattan in 1970, the program has been expanded to include midtown Manhattan and is now under study for Newark, New Jersey. The results of surveys of transportation systems, worker attitudes, work schedules, and productivity are included. The survey conclusions in almost every case were positive and have been used in an ongoing program to expand participation. Elements of the marketing effort are discussed. Also discussed is the recent UNTA technical study grant that will enable the sponsors to fully document the program and provide instructions that can be used by other central business districts considering implementation of staggered work hours to help reduce transportation congestion.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 166-182
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM