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Contracting transit operations

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Safety Concerns
=Safety Concerns=
Comparably higher turnover rates contribute to a larger proportion of inexperienced drivers and contracted labor has been associated with a decline in service quality. Contracted transit service has been found to have up to 70 percent more collisions and 34 percent more mechanical breakdowns than through comparable publicly provided service. <ref>Nicosia, Nancy (2002), “Essays on Competitive Contracting: An Application to the Mass Transit Industry”, University of California, Berkeley, unpublished dissertation.</ref>For more information on this topic, see the [[employee retention]] article.
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