INCENTIVES IN A METROPOLITAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Existing public-transportation systems employ out-of-date, inefficient technology. This situation has not arisen through the lack of improved technology. Rather, it is the result of inherent disincentives which act to force systems in a counter-productive direction. This is an account of a recent study of the finances and operation of the metropolitan-Boston public transportation system (the MBTA). The existing legislation, which has elements in common with that for many other communities around the nation, was found to have widespread disincentives to productivity for all participants. New legislation introducing strong incentives to maximize efficiency at all levels has been drafted and is reviewed here.
- Presented at the 4th Annual Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Los Angeles, California, July 18-23, 1976, see also RRIS 26 148247.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Wilson, D G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Legislation; Policy; Productivity; Public transit; Work rules
- Identifier Terms: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
- Geographic Terms: Boston (Massachusetts)
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Law; Policy; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00148257
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper R&L-3 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM