From an examination of peak demand, its manifestation, social and economic implications, the author develops the theme that less capitally intensive solutions to the problem should be encouraged. Staggered working hours (swh) is postulated as one such method of reducing demand for passenger transport at peak. From a historical appraisal it is concluded that insufficient examples of swh have existed to make judgement upon its effectiveness and that set in an inflationary economic climate with reducing passenger subsidies more credence should be given to the idea. A case study is presented including both qualitative and quantitative analyses, concluding that substantial savings could accrue depending on case selectivity. The report finally recommends government sponsored research into the subject. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Leeds

    Institute for Transport Studies
    Leeds, West Yorkshire  United Kingdom  LS2 9JT
  • Authors:
    • RASBASH, D L
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM