TELECOMMUTING - A POSSIBLE TRANSPORT SUBSTITUTE

This article investigates the possibility of reducing home to work journeys by telecommuting. An attempt is made to assess (1) its economic feasibility, (2) the technological base required to make it feasible, and (3) its acceptability to the people who would use the system. The economics of telecommuting were investigated by examining the feasibility of operating the regional administrative office of a national insurance company in a dispersed manner. Analysis of the communications requirements of the employees showed that they could be relocated in several sites nearer their homes. Computer terminals connected by telephone lines were adequate to transmit information between the sites. The savings associated with the dispersion were then calculated. To assess the acceptability of the system, the attitudinal aspects of communications used by participants in the interactive instructional television systems at the University of Stanford and the University of Southern California were studied. The survey results indicated a high degree of acceptance of the system. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • NILLES, J M
    • GRAY, P
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00134232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM