LABOR IMPLICATIONS FOR PARATRANSIT SERVICE

Labor arrangements unique to transit are discussed, collective bargaining which is influenced by industry characteristics is reviewed, section 13c of the Urban Mass Transportation Act is examined, and the need is indicated for a consistent labor policy and an organizational structure designed to effectively deal with labor issues. The hourly wage rate, hours of work and working conditions in mass transit are briefly discussed. Labor questions are crucial for dial-a-ride and subscription services. Some work and operating rules in paratransit are outlined. Then there are several transit firms in an area, bargaining is on a company-by-company basis. The management organization for bargaining is similar for both private and public systems. When a transit system becomes publicly owned, its collective bargaining is no longer under the jursidiction of general federal labor legislation. The provisions of section 13c of the Mass Transportation Act are discussed. The point is made that the 2 goals of primary importance to any transit of paratransit labor policy are the distribution of income on some equitable basis and the preservation of free collective bargaining. A discussion of labor policy focuses on 3 issues: fare regulations and operational deficit funding; work rules and system efficiency; and technological changes and employment.

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    • Paratransit: Proceedings of a conference held November 9-12, 1975, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Smith Jr, Jay A
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 127-136
  • Monograph Title: PARATRANSIT
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  • Accession Number: 00138451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1981 12:00AM