EMPLOYER VANPOOL PROGRAMS: FACTORS IN THEIR SUCCESS OR FAILURE

This research reflects the view that there are certain characteristics of some employers that made the oepration of a vanpool service for their employees more successful than others. The focus of this study is only upon the employer operated vanpool programs, and the intent is to identify those conditions under which vanpooling operates best. This study aims to identify factors that have made for the success or failure of some employer vanpool programs. Information was obtained from lengthy questionnaires sent to managers of 58 different employer programs; the results of the 58 returns are documented herein. Results show that vanpooling occurs predominantly in outlying regions of the metropolitan areas, among professional and office workers, and not necessarily in organizations with many employees. Management interest played a key role in their existence, and usually no previous carpool program existed. Successful programs were motivated by factors which had some rewards to management. Failures occurred with user, more so than management, apathy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Urban Planning and Civil Engineering
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • JACOBSON, J O
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-WA-11-0005-78-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1981 12:00AM