This synthesis will be of interest to general managers of small and medium-sized transit agencies, as well as to risk management professionals in both the public and private sectors and to insurers. This synthesis provides information on how small and medium-sized transit agencies can evaluate various approaches to risk management and can access risk management services at reasonable cost. This report of the Transportation Research Board addresses risk management practices, their systematic application, and the measurement of program results. It emphasizes liability and workers' compensation risks and insurance, but the discussion applies to property risks and insurance, as well. It contains information on differing transit agencies' risk management experiences. Three bus transit agency approaches to financing risk and the size of areas they serve are discussed in more detail, based on the results of a survey. Case study examples describe programs currently used at the Regional Transportation Commission of Reno, Nevada; the City of Jackson, Michigan Transportation Authority; and the Baldwin Rural Area Transit System of Robertsdale, Alabama.

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  • Authors:
    • Kaddatz, M M
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00713614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309058619
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project SG-1
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1995 12:00AM