Managing Urban Transportation as a Business

by Eric Bers, (A.M.ASCE), Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, DC,
Chris Hendrickson, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-627-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-627-X (ISBN-10), 1987, Soft Cover, Pg. 382
22 cm
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Conference information: A Specialty Conference | Orlando, Florida, United States | June 24-26, 1987

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This book contains papers and discussion summaries from the specialty conference Managing Urban Transportation as a Business held in Orlando, Florida in 1987. The purpose of the conference was to discuss management techniques that have been developed in the private sector and discuss their applicability and usefulness to public transportation agencies. Papers include case studies of both public and private initiatives in the areas of strategic planning and management, financial performance and management, and information and decision support systems. Human resources, capital investments, and equipment maintenance are among the aspects of transportation systems that are discussed.

Subject Headings: Urban and regional development | Financial management | Private sector | Case studies | Information management | Personnel management | Public transportation | Public information programs


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