February 5, 2014
On-time performance for light rail vehicles increased from 47% in May to 51% in January, with an 8% decline in total hours of delay from 452 in May to 414 in December.
January 22, 2014
Will Entriken, a software developer, was frustrated by late arrival times. The app provides what he says are more realistic arrival times than the agency’s published schedule.
January 16, 2014
Plans include getting city buses running on time, a problem that has plagued the transit system for years, and improving safety on the buses, as assaults on bus drivers have become a contentious issue for both drivers and riders.
December 31, 2013
The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.
September 17, 2013
Don Orseno, who has been running the commuter rail agency's operations since the departure of former CEO Alex Clifford, weighs in on on-time performance, positive train control and customer service.
July 3, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington threw out a law passed to enforce a requirement that freight trains give priority to passenger trains on tracks they share.
June 5, 2013
The low number is caused by aging trains, run-down tracks, outdated scheduling and few reserve vehicles to deploy when rail vehicles break down. The agency plans to update its scheduling, hire more supervisors and put out a bid next year for a new batch of light rail vehicles, which could be in service by 2017.
May 29, 2013
Under his leadership as president/CEO has experienced many accomplishments, including record ridership and revenue, continued reductions in the need for federal operating support, a significant pay down of debt and the best ever system-wide on-time performance.
October 11, 2012
The service's rail project — which is expected to take five years to complete — will cause many traffic problems, which could be an opportunity to attract people to transit. However, keeping buses running on time during the project could be difficult.
October 9, 2012
The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.
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