Strategies to reduce peaking in urban transportation through work rescheduling are a promising element of Transportation System Management (TSM). To date most discussions of work-schedule management have focused on work staggering and the four-day week. This report explores the merit of flexible or variable work hours as a traffic management strategy. It concludes that flextime is compatible with programs that seek to increase bus ridership and carpooling. Flextime also appears promising as a strategy of congestion relief. These conclusions are based on a survey of almost 500 employees of a California State agency which recently adopted flexible work hours. The report also offers an analysis of the peaking characteristics of travel to and from the San Francisco Central Business District.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation Studies Library
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Jones, D W
    • Nakamoto, T
    • Cilliers, M P
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOTRSPA/DPB-50/78/29Final Rpt., UCB-ITS-RR-78-4
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50237
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM