Operator collective management

Operator collective management

Description / objective

This function relates to a passenger transport industry structure typified by single vehicles (or small fleets) working collectively under the organization of a union or association established either at the network or the individual route levels for the purpose of self-regulation.

The function includes membership administration and the collection of dues, the management of any necessary permits or other conditions of regulatory compliance, the arrangement of duty allocations and work rotation, and the charging for use of collective facilities such as terminals.

ITS applications

No ITS applications have been developed for this business form, as services are not scheduled, fare collection is not formalized, and traveler information is vocalized.

Advantages and cautions

Should a passenger transport reform program involve the formalization of collective operation into a collective service, then operations management ITS applications would be useful both to the transport authority and the operator collective.