The management of urban transportation demand involves a number of techniques to reduce congestion by altering peak demand patterns. This paper discusses several transportation system management elements and focuses on alternative work schedule techniques such as staggered and flexible work hours and the shortened workweek. Alternative work schedules are deemed to be the most promising approach to managing transportation demand since such techniques are usually highly cost effective, are popularly received, entail nontransportation societal benefits, and can be implemented quickly. The effectiveness and state of practice of various alternative work schedule techniques are discussed, and a recommended approach for studying, implementing, and evaluating such techniques is presented. Brief case studies are given of programs in urban areas. /Author/

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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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  • Pagination: pp 67-74
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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1982 12:00AM