A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF URBAN BUS TRANSIT EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY. PART II. LABOR ASPECTS OF URBAN BUS TRANSIT PRODUCTIVITY

One of the main thrusts in the transit industry today is to gain a clear understanding of productivity and its impact on operations and costs. This document is the second part of a 3-part study. Part II provides an examination of the driver productivity issues and attempts to identify the factors that may have a critical influence on system productivity and operating cost. A set of labor contracts were reviewed in detail and those stipulations that were believed to have a bearing on driver productivity were analyzed. Three specific productivity measures were considered: vehicle-miles per driver-hour, vehicle-hours per driver, and vehicle-hours per driver hour. Possible actions that can improve each of these measures were reviewed. A statistical analysis was performed to examine the financial aspects of driver productivity. The report recommends that a new approach in labor-management relationship be pursued providing increased responsibility for labor, in addition to the concerted efforts for recognizing and rewarding individual and collective performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Part 1, PB-295221 and Part 3, PB-295223. Also available in set of 4 reports, PB-295219-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    School of Civil Engineering, 550 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafeyette, IN  United States  47907

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sinha, K C
    • Dobry Jr, D B
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IN-11-0003-79-3Final Rpt., CE-TRA-78-3
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UMTA-IN-11-0003
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM