The study was designed to investigate the composition and function of boards of directors of public transit authorities. The objective was not only to identify the sources, education, and experience of transit directors and record the tasks that were within the purview of the board under its policy-making and overseeing roles, but also to compare the boards of directors of different sized transit properties and determine the degree to which the role of the board was altered under different forms of management input. The research tools consisted of structured interviews with the chairman of the board and questionnaires completed by individual directors. Statistical tests consisted mainly of Chi-square measures of association between the questionnaire responses of directors from transit authorities of different sizes and types of management input. The principal findings documented the differences between board members from authorities utilizing a management contract firm versus those authorities having internally developed management.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Horn, K H
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Pagination: 383 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-PA-11-0010-77-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM