The scope of the workshop discussion was with the manipulation of work schedules to influence patterns of demand for urban transportation facilities. Experience suggests that the abandonment of uniform working hours is popular with employees and employers. Furthermore, society at large gains from the reduction of peak-hour congestion on transportation facilities. As to maximizing the beneficial transportation consequences, the best form of work schedule adjustment appears to be the most radical: flexible working hours. The New York City experience suggests that flexible working hours are more difficult to promote to employers than are less radical forms of schedule adjustment. The 4-day workweek appears to be the least popular form of schedule adjustment with employers, and to a lesser extent with employees too. A local government that is strongly committed to promoting staggered work hours should also consider fiscal or legal incentives for firms to participate.

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. 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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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM