The first National Conference on Transit Performance was held in Norfolk, Virginia, September 18-21, 1977. This Conference reflects a major effort aimed at clarifying the issues to transit performance and developing recommendations for actions which could be taken to improve transit performance. Two hundred persons broadly representative of local government, transit management and labor, city and regional planning organizations, educational institutions, transportation consulting firms, and State and Federal agencies met in Norfolk to exchange ideas on transit performance. This document contains the proceedings of the conference, namely: the addresses, the issue and resource papers, and summaries of the problems and recommendations developed in workshop sessions. Subject papers include: Trends in Transit Performance; Concepts and Indicators; Revenue Policy and Pricing; Service Characteristics; Labor-Management Relations; Internal Management; Transit Performance Indicators; Case Studies of New York City, Southern California Rapid Transit District, and Seattle Metro; and Effects of Fare Changes. This report also contains an annotated bibliography and lists of conferees, members of the planning group, and technical advisors. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Norfolk Conference was sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, the American Public Transit Association, and Public Technology, Incorporated acting as secretariat for Urban Consortium of Technology Initiatives. Conference Proceedings, September 18-21, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

    1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 167 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0184-78-1Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1981 12:00AM