THE EFFECTS OF LABOR STRIKES ON BUS TRANSIT USE

Strikes have become a major concern in the effort to reverse the long-term deterioration of public transportation services in this country. This study addresses the effects of strike-induced transit shutdowns on the short and long-run demand for mass transportation services. To shed light on the problem of post-strike passenger diversion, a nation-wide analysis of transit strike impacts is presented. The findings herein should prove useful to transportation planners and transit management. This study reviews the present day labor-management relationship and the collective bargaining process in the urban transit industry. Several case studies of urban transit strikes are also examined with the intent to establish the effects of the strike on the public and on its future travel patterns.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    School of Civil Engineering, 550 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafeyette, IN  USA  47907

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Brachman, M E
    • Sinha, K C
    • Pustay, M W
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IN-11-0001-77-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1981 12:00AM