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.
Purdue UniversitySchool of Civil Engineering, 550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafeyette, IN United States 47907
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Brachman, M E
- Sinha, K C
- Pustay, M W
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 149 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Bus lines; Collective bargaining; Demand; Deterioration; Economic impacts; Forecasting; Labor relations; Labor unions; Pattern recognition systems; Public relations; Public transit; Ridership; Seats; Strikes; Travel; Travel patterns; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Bargaining; Tilting seats
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Highways; Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation;
- 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