STAGGERED WORK HOURS IN MANHATTAN

In April 1970, about 50,000 persons from 45 private firms and government agencies in the downtown area began a new program of staggered work hours designed to determine if a break from the 9 to 5 schedule would relieve transportation congestion. By September 1972, more than 70,000 persons from 116 firms and public agencies had shifted to a new schedule from 8:30 to 4:30 and some from 9:30 to 5:30. Analysis of this operation indicates that people like the new schedule, congestion at the peak hours has been relieved, and transportation operations have improved their services. Project sponsors met with commuter rail and transit system operators to suggest certain schedule and service changes. Elevator operations in main lobbies of office buildings have also been improved. Productivity changes are also noted: supervisors reported gains under the new hours; and the punctuality of employees increased.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    225 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10003-1604
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1981 12:00AM