Strategic Human Resources Management
This paper discusses progressive human resources management strategies for improving the productivity and service performance of urban transportation organizations. The paper attributes...

Evolving Strategic Management Processes at State and Regional Transportation Agencies
Recent progress and accomplishments in strategic planning/management at four transportation agencies: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit Corporation, New...

Public and Private Sector Strategies to Deal with Urban and Suburban Congestion
Urban transportation congestion both in the case of our cities and in many of our suburbs, has exceeded tolerable limits in many parts of the nation. Public agencies operate under very...

Modification and Evolution of Strategic Planning to Fit a Public Agency Environment
This paper chronicles the development and evolution of strategic planning and management tools at NJ Transit over the last three years. It describes the initial introduction of private...

Strategic Planning: Public Transit Agency Experience Versus Private Carrier Practice

Cost Effective Transit Capital Planning
The analysis required for expansion of capital assets in public transit is complex and inter-disciplinary. Economic analysis is only one part of that overall evaluation. Thus, expansion...

Applying Private Sector Financial Incentives to Urban Transit
Financial incentives for both managers and workers are widely used in the private sector to spur increased performance and productivity. Can they work in the transit industry? This paper...

Revenue Diversification for Transportation: Stepping Beyond Public-Private Partnerships
The objective of the discussion is to explore a range of revenue generating activities which may be undertaken by public sector transportation providers, transit and highway transportation...

Managing Urban Transportation as a Business
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...

Addressing Legal Issues in Municipal/Private Cooperative Ventures
The authors were directly involved in negotiating the first contract between a public body and a private developer for the rehabilitation and operation of a hydroelectric project in the...

Prospects for Hydroelectric Power Development at Corps of Engineer Dams
There are two basic approaches to developing hydroelectric power facilities at Corps dams. The Corps can develop projects at the request of Congress through the authorization process....

Issues and Problems in Negotiating Hydro Financing
Two basic approaches have been used to finance privately sponsored hydro projects: a sale-leaseback transaction, and a limited partnership. Both structures involve the transfer of the...

Importance of Public Consultation
Early consultation with governmental resource agencies as well as private environmental groups can mean the difference between early resolution of conflicts between developers and environmentalists...

The Public/Private Condo
A 20-story office building in Chicago was built on publicly owned land under a condominium arrangement that allowed a developer full ownership of air rights over and above the 100,000...

Ports in Transition in the Developing World
Export led strategies have been proposed by the main financial institution as a way for these countries to emerge from the downturn. This policy relies heavily on foreign trade. Transportation,...

Public and Private Cooperation in Realizing Innovation on the Nation's Roads

Civil Entrepreneuring
Increasing numbers of people are leaving secure, well-paying positions with the government, academia and the private sector to go the risky route of establishing their own firms. The rewards...

The Revitalization of Toledo's Waterfront
This paper traces the revitalization of Toledo's Maumee riverfront through a public/private cooperative effort that has spanned more than a decade. The development and funding...

Waterfront Development: Getting It Started—The Public Sector Role
In comparison with other forms of urban development - by almost any measure you wish to choose - the waterfront is the most difficult and complex area to develop. Despite all of the obstacles,...

Practice of Risk Analysis in the Private Sector
Although risk-analysis is currently gaining acceptance in the decision process among engineers involved in public safety of water resources projects, the 'state-of-the-art'...

 

 

 

 

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