OVERCOMING IMPEDIMENTS TO TRANSIT INNOVATION

The workshop services established that there is no lack of innovative ideas in the areas of regulation, labor, and marketing, and the panels indicated the many innovative ideas in revenue-raising techniques and on intergovernmental relations. The sessions also pointed out several impediments to innovation. Some solutions are suggested here in the areas of labor, management, politics, regulation, innovation and grants. The suggestions put forward include the following: the establishment of full day's work for a full days pay; the improvement of managerial quality by provision good training, and guidance; the development of proposals that are responsive to constituents needs; the change of regulations based upon legislative change; the need for more research and learning from foreign experience; and grant programs that could be made to spur new solutions.

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    • This paper appeared in Transportation Research Board Special Report No. 181, Urban Transportation Economics. It contains proceedings of Five Workshops on Pricing Alternatives, Economic Regulations, Labor Issues, Marketing, and Government Financing Responsibilities held by Transportation Research Board. Sponsored by Office of the Secretary, Federal Highway Administration, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration of DOT; Environmental Protection Agency; and Federal Energy Administration. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • McDowell, Bruce D
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 257-258
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS
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  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM