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NYC Transit lowers its goals fir on-time subway performance

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NYC Transit lowers its goals fir on-time subway performance

After steadily failing to meet on-time subway performance goals, NYC Transit has found a solution - lowering its goals.

 

The agency's monthly reports had been setting the on-time bar for the system at 97% over the course of a full day.

 

Actual on-time performance has been slipping steadily for more than a year and in January just 92% of trains met the grade.

 

The new 24-hour goal: 92%.

 

NYC Transit officials said many delays are caused by workers doing maintenance projects while the system is running.

 

New rules that slow trains going through work areas to better protect workers also are slowing service, one official said.

 

Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign called the lower goal more realistic.

 

"I don't think they are lowering their sights as much as being more honest about what they can pull off," Russianoff said.

 

MTA board member Mark Lebow, however, griped about the delays during a committee meeting yesterday.

 

"I think there is something amiss here when you suddenly are lowering goals such a large percentage," he said.

 

From: nydailynews_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - March 25, 2008

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I think this is going to hit right back in the face and see most trains late to right lowering their goal. Something really looks wrong if they can't keep up with what they're trying to do. They've got resources, use that....

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I think this is going to hit right back in the face and see most trains late to right lowering their goal. Something really looks wrong if they can't keep up with what they're trying to do. They've got resources, use that....

 

About 2 weeks ago i waited 10 minutes for a downtown (E) at canal street after taking a (C) from 34th st. 3 weeks before that i waited 15 minutes for a train at lex & 59th (was looking to hop an (N) to times square after getting off the (F) at 63rd & lex. Needless to say i missed my(NJT):nec: train after missing a 1 train to penn station (i had to meet someone at a theater and didn't feel like taking the long walk to the (E) on 8th ave which is also farther from the (NJT) concourses.

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