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dc.contributor.advisorMachemehl, Randy B.en
dc.creatorBrady, John F., 1986-en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07T20:38:11Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-07T20:38:11Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3428en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractCongestion is one of the most pressing urban issues Texans face today — it imposes steep social and economic costs on citizens and businesses and shows no sign of subsiding without substantial intervention. This thesis will argue that in the current environment of austerity and sharp political tension, it is of critical importance to implement low cost, politically amicable strategies to manage congestion. Flexible work arrangements like telework and flextime have been developed in the private sector as a cost-saving measure and as a reward for exceptional employees. When workers adopt a non-traditional schedule, the transportation network benefits as vehicles are removed or shifted from the peak period. Despite being widely available, non-traditional work arrangements are little used by employers and employees since both parties are uncertain if the new arrangement will benefit their career path and job security. Recently, public agencies and executives have launched programs and passed mandates that force or greatly incentivize employers to adopt flexible work arrangements. The case studies examined in this thesis show that modern programs can provide cheap, temporary congestion relief for urban areas while substantially benefitting the businesses and agencies who adopt them.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectUrban transportationen
dc.subjectCongestionen
dc.subjectTelecommutingen
dc.subjectFlextimeen
dc.subjectTrafficen
dc.subjectTexasen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subjectLicense plate rationingen
dc.titleUsing telework and flexible work arrangements as a congestion mitigation strategyen
dc.date.updated2011-07-07T20:38:16Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3428en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZhang, Zhanminen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZhang, Mingen
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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