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Driver-Shift Design for Single-Hub Transit Systems under Uncertainty


Drivers account for up to 80% of operational cost of transit agencies. This dissertation provides a method for improving the productivity of this workforce by introducing flexible contracts. Under these contracts drivers do not work the same number of hours every day. However, the number of days and hours worked every week are kept constant. These contracts allow the agency to find a better match between the number of drivers needed and hired. Since people's preference vary, intrducing this flexibility should benefit both the agency and the drivers. 

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