Trainspotter 0 Posted March 25, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 25, 2008 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: - March 25, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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