LABOR IN THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY

This examination of employment and compensation trends, labor/management relations, government involvement and employee productivity, found that management (which comprises 15 percent of the workforce) receives inadequate attention, and that labor compensation comprises approximately 65 percent of the industry's operating costs. It urges that Congress should expand Urban Mass Transportation Administration funding of management related programs to remedy the situation regarding recruitment and training of management personnel. Transit union activity related to compensation should be closely monitored by UMTA. The implications of Section 13(C) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 are covered and the role and impact of paratransit service is considered. Labor productivity is examined and it is noted that while neither system size nor ownership have a significant effect on labor productivity, work rules and compensation patterns exert a major influence on productivity.

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    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Analysis and Information, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lieb, R C
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TPI/10-77/02 One-Time
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM